Isolation of Aspergillus Ochraceus Producing Ochratoxins from Japanese Rice

  • Mikio Yamazaki


Ochratoxin A, first investigated by van der Merwe et al.,1 is a toxic metabolite of certain strains of Aspergillus ochraceus Wilh., which is found on African cereals and legume products. The fungi belonging to the group of Aspergillus ochraceus are widely distributed in various agricultural products and have been studied as they frequently produce biologically active compounds.


Chick Embryo Culture Filtrate Toxigenic Strain Aspergillus Versicolor Aspergillus Ochraceus 
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© South African Medical Research Council 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikio Yamazaki
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  1. 1.Institute of Food MicrobiologyChiba UniversityChibaJapan

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