Mycotoxins in Food, Feed and Bioweapons

Edited by Mahendra Rai and Ajit Varma 
Springer  2010  

Hardcover  405 pp  ISBN 9783642007248      £135.00
Mycotoxins are made by different biosynthetic pathways, and they have an extremely wide range of pharmacological effects. This book will update readers on several cutting-edge aspects of mycotoxin research, including topics such as: new analytical methods for detection; the adoption of an ancient Mexican process for detoxification of aflatoxins; mycotoxin management in Ireland, Lithuania and South America; mycotoxin reduction through plant breeding and integrated management practices; and natural aflatoxin inhibitors from medicinal plants.

Further contributions examine ochratoxins, selected trichothecenes, zearalenone, and aflatoxin-like gene clusters, as well as sclerotial development in Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus. Of particular interest are the chapters on the potential use of mycotoxins as bioweapons. This book will stimulate new thinking on the need to develop therapeutic as well as preventative interventions to reduce the toxicological threat of mycotoxins.

Written for: Mycologists, microbiologists, agriculture scientists, forensic scientists, toxicologists and pharmacologists


Part I Biology and Biotechnology

  • Artificial Systems for Molecular Recognition of Mycotoxins Claudio Baggiani, Laura Anfossi, and Cristina Giovannoli
  • Molecular Mechanism of Detection of Aflatoxins and Other Mycotoxins Avishay-Abraham Stark
  • The Destruction of Aflatoxins in Corn by ''Nixtamalizacio€n'' Doralinda Guzma€n-de-Pen€a
  • Mycotoxigenic Fungi on Baled Grass Silage in Ireland Martin O'Brien v Aflatoxin-like Gene Clusters and How They Evolved Kenneth C. Ehrlich and Jiujiang Yu
  • Aflatoxin Biosynthesis and Sclerotial Development in Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus Perng-Kuang Chang
  • Interaction Between Aflatoxin B1 and Other Risk Factors in Hepatocarcinogenesis Michael C. Kew
  • Zearalenone and its Derivatives: Known Toxins in New Aspects Piotr Golinski, Agnieszka Waskiewicz, and Karolina Gromadzka
  • Zearalenone: Undesirable Substance Maciej Gaje?cki, Magdalena Gaje?cka, Ewa Jakimiuk, ?ukasz Zielonk, and Kazimierz Obremski

Part II Agriculture and Food

  • Mycotoxins in Lithuanian Cereals and Grain Products Audrone Mankeviciene
  • Control of Mycotoxin Contamination in Cereals by Breeding A € kos Mesterha€zy
  • Fusarium and Fumonisins in Maize in South America Adriana M. Torres, Maria L. Ramirez, and Sofia N. Chulze
  • Prevention and Management of Mycotoxins in Food and Feed Bulent Kabak
  • Mycotoxigenic Fungi and Mycotoxins in Animal Feed in South American Countries - Carina Elizabeth Magnoli, Lilia Rene€e Cavaglieri, Carlos Alberto da Rocha Rosa, and Ana Mar?€a Dalcero

Part III Toxicology and Bioweapons

  • Nivalenol: The Mycology, Occurrence, Toxicology, Analysis and Regulation - Yoshiko Sugita-Konishi and Takashi Nakajima
  • Yeast Killer Toxins Technology Transfer - Walter Magliani, Stefania Conti, Laura Giovati, and Luciano Polonelli
  • Trichothecenes as Toxin and Bioweapons: Prevention and Control - Avinash Ingle, Ajit Varma, and Mahendra Rai
  • Risk Assessment of Ochratoxin A (OTA) - Diana Ringot and Abalo Chango
  • Natural Aflatoxin Inhibitors from Medicinal Plants - Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh, Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Mohammad-Bagher Rezaee, and Shohei Sakuda
  • The Myco-Agents of Bioterrorism - Nathan P. Charlton and Christopher P. Holstege
  • The Weaponisation of Mycotoxins - Robert Russell Monteith Paterson and Nelson Lima
  • Masked Mycotoxins and Mycotoxin Derivatives in Food: The Hidden Menace - Chiara Dall'Asta, Gianni Galaverna, Arnaldo Dossena, Stefano Sforza, and Rosangela Marchelli


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