Aspergilli in Feeds and Seeds

  • J. Lacey
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 69)


Species with anamorphs representing most sections of the genus Aspergillus, some with teleomorphs in the genera Eurotium, Emericella and Fennellia are among the most characteristic fungi of stored feeds and seeds, even when there is little available water. The species recorded from these substrates cover most environmental conditions likely to be encountered, with few geographical and substrate differences in incidence. The species present can indicate the storage history of the substrate. They are important not only because of their effects on quality of feeds and seeds but also because some species produce toxic metabolites while others have been implicated in asthma and allergic alveolitis.


Aflatoxin Production Aflatoxin Contamination Barley Grain Mycotoxin Production Aspergillus Parasiticus 
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