Aflatoxin Occurrence in Virginia Price Support-Corn: 1986 Crop-Year

  • Richard L. Mooney
  • Charles E. O’Rear
  • G. Craig Llewellyn
  • Gerald C. Llewellyn
Part of the Biodeterioration Research book series (BIOR, volume 3)


Aflatoxins (AFTs), as representatives from a group of secondary fungal metabolites known as mycotoxins, are divided into several subgroups based on differing chemical characteristics (Figure 1). As a by-product of their metabolism, Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus produce AFTs including aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), aflatoxin B2 (AFB2 ), aflatoxin G1 (AFG1 ), and aflatoxin G2 (AFG2 ). Collectively, the aflatoxins are among the most toxic hepatocarcinogens known (Sporn, 1966).


Aflatoxin Contamination Corn Sample Rainfall Deficit Precipitation Deviation Corn Crop 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. Mooney
    • 1
  • Charles E. O’Rear
    • 2
  • G. Craig Llewellyn
    • 3
  • Gerald C. Llewellyn
    • 4
  1. 1.School of MedicineMedical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Department of Forensic SciencesThe George Washington UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  4. 4.Bureau of Toxic Substances, Virginia Department of HealthRichmondUSA

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