Confrontation of Microbes with Mycotoxin-Producing Strains

  • Ye Tian
  • Aibo WuEmail author


Mycotoxins, as secondary microbial metabolites, frequently contaminate cereal grains and pose a serious threat to human and animal health at the global levels. Except for physical separation and chemical treatments, biological control with functional agents has been proved to more realistically manage mycotoxin contaminations, especially from the view of the whole food chain. In general, functional biological control agents (BCAs) cover the scope of antagonistic microbes, natural fungicides derived from plants, and detoxification enzymes. In this chapter, we summarize the developed BCAs against various agro-important mycotoxins (DON, ZEN, FB1, AFB1, etc.) on cereal grains and fruits, with more emphasis on its significance on the inhibition or degradation of mycotoxin contaminations, concerning food security and food safety.


Biological control agents (BCAs) Degradation Detoxification Contamination mycotoxins 


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Authors and Affiliations

  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

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