The Incidence of Fungi in Foodstuffs and Their Significance, Based on A Survey in the Eastern Transvaal and Swaziland

  • P. M. D. Martin
  • G. A. Gilman
  • P. Keen

Abstract

There has been little detailed fungal analysis of foodstuffs collected in Southern Africa, especially as regards the diet of the rural Bantu. This is a
Table 1

Foodstuffs Collected

Name

Number of samples

Maize

256

Groundnuts

180

Sorghum

39

Assorted legumes including various kidneys beans, jugo beans (Voandzeia subterranea), mung beans (Phaseolus aureus) and cowpeas (Vigna sinensis)

45

Maize meal

67

Groundnut meal

48

Total

635

preliminary report of a survey conducted in eastern Transvaal and Swaziland between 1966 and 1969. Table 1 summarises the foodstuffs collected.

Keywords

Toxicity Maize Agar Streptomyces Aspergillus 

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© South African Medical Research Council 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. D. Martin
    • 1
  • G. A. Gilman
    • 2
  • P. Keen
    • 3
  1. 1.University of BotswanaLesotho and SwazilandRomaLesotho
  2. 2.South African Institute for Medical ResearchJohannesburgSouth Africa
  3. 3.South African Institute for Medical ResearchJohannesburgSouth Africa

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