Origin of Mycotoxin-Producing Fungal Species

  • Dianzhen Yu
  • Jianhua Wang
  • Yan Tang
  • Dongqiang Hu
  • Aibo WuEmail author


Mycotoxins are certainly recognized as secondary metabolites by the fungal pathogens after invasion into the host plants, which are toxic or harmful to plants, animals and human beings. To trace back to the origin of mycotoxin contamination, the fungal pathogens are surely the targets and also the source of mycotoxin synthesis there, except for the hosts. Actually the types of produced mycotoxin are basically and genetically determined by the pathogenic microbes. Due to the expertise or more familiar characteristics, this chapter will cover more about Fusarium and Alternaria species, trying to elucidate their contribution to the network of mycotoxin biosynthesis. This would be very helpful to unveil molecular regulation mechanisms from the origins and control of mycotoxin contaminants from the basic components.


Mycotoxin-producing fungi Fusarium Alternaria Mycotoxins 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dianzhen Yu
    • 1
  • Jianhua Wang
    • 2
  • Yan Tang
    • 1
  • Dongqiang Hu
    • 1
  • Aibo Wu
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.CAS Key Laboratory of Nutrition, Metabolism and Food Safety, Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health, Shanghai Institutes for Biological SciencesUniversity of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Institute for Agri-food Standards and Testing Technology, Shanghai Academy of Agricultural SciencesShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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