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Aflatoxin and food safety /
Hamed K. Abbas, editor.
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Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2005.
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587 p. : ill.
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0824723031 (alk. paper)
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Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2005.
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0824723031 (alk. paper)
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5750435
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Considers the impact of alfatoxins from a global perspective & describes recent research into aflatoxin production, analysis & toxicology.
Long Description
Aflatoxins are responsible for damaging up to 25% of the world?'s food crops, resulting in large economic losses in developed countries and human and animal disease in under-developed ones. In addition to aflatoxins, the presence of other mycotoxins, particularly fumonisins, brings additional concerns about the safety of food and field supplies. There has not been a comprehensive, single source guide to synthesize the most up-to-date information on this issue ? until now. Aflatoxin and Food Safety presents the latest information available in aflatoxin research and control. The editor ? a leading author, educator, and speaker on mycotoxin ? has synthesized chapters from internationally renowned experts into a single comprehensive resource. The text considers the worldwide impact of aflatoxins and describes recent advances in research on aflatoxin production, analysis, and toxicology. It also examines the strategies used in controlling aflatoxin production in crops, including the development of crop resistance to aflatoxin by such methods as conventional breeding and genetic engineering. In its final section, the book discusses the post-harvest management of aflatoxin in contaminated foods and feeds. An ideal resourcefor those involved in a variety of biological, biomedical, and agricultural fields, Aflatoxin and Food Safety aggregates the aflatoxin research completed by the world?'s finest scientists over the last 15 years in a thorough and accessible format.
Main Description
Aflatoxins are responsible for damaging up to 25% of the world's food crops, resulting in large economic losses in developed countries and human and animal disease in under-developed ones. In addition to aflatoxins, the presence of other mycotoxins, particularly fumonisins, brings additional concerns about the safety of food and field supplies. There has not been a comprehensive, single source guide to synthesize the most up-to-date information on this issue until now. Aflatoxin and Food Safety presents the latest information available in aflatoxin research and control. The editor a leading author, educator, and speaker on mycotoxin has synthesized chapters from internationally renowned experts into a single comprehensive resource. The text considers the worldwide impact of aflatoxins and describes recent advances in research on aflatoxin production, analysis, and toxicology. It also examines the strategies used in controlling aflatoxin production in crops, including the development of crop resistance to aflatoxin by such methods as conventional breeding and genetic engineering. In its final section, the book discusses the post-harvest management of aflatoxin in contaminated foods and feeds. An ideal resourcefor those involved in a variety of biological, biomedical, and agricultural fields, Aflatoxin and Food Safety aggregates the aflatoxin research completed by the world's finest scientists over the last 15 years in a thorough and accessible format.
Table of Contents
The Costs of Mycotoxin Management in the United Statesp. 1
Aflatoxin and Food Safety: Recent African Perspectivesp. 13
Aflatoxin and Food Safety: Recent South American Perspectivesp. 29
Aflatoxins in Maize: A Mexican Perspectivep. 59
Worldwide Regulations on Aflatoxinsp. 77
Ecology and Population Biology of Aflatoxigenic Fungi in Soilp. 95
The Sterigmatocystin Cluster Revisited: Lessons from a Genetic Modelp. 117
Unlocking the Secrets Behind Secondary Metabolism: A Review of Aspergillus flavus from Pathogenicity to Functional Genomicsp. 137
Progress in Elucidating the Molecular Basis of the Host Plant-Aspergillus flavus Interaction: A Basis for Devising Strategies to Reduce Aflatoxin Contamination in Cropsp. 167
Epidemiology of Aflatoxin Exposure and Human Liver Cancerp. 195
Risk of Exposure to and Mitigation of Effects of Aflatoxin on Human Health: A West African Examplep. 213
Advances in Sampling and Analysis for Aflatoxins in Food and Animal Feedp. 237
Recent Developments in Immunochemical Methodsp. 269
The Case for Monitoring Aspergillus flavus Aflatoxigenicity for Food Safety Assessment in Developing Countriesp. 291
Application of Technology of Gene Expression in Response to Drought Stress and Elimination of Preharvest Aflatoxin Contaminationp. 313
Biological Control of Aflatoxin Crop Contaminationp. 333
Breeding Corn to Reduce Preharvest Aflatoxin Contaminationp. 353
Enhancing Maize with Resistance to Aspergillus flavus Infection and Aflatoxin Accumulationp. 379
Identifying Sources of Resistance to Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Contamination in Corn Grain: History and Progress from the University of Illinoisp. 395
Techniques Used to Identify Aflatoxin-Resistant Cornp. 407
Marker-Assisted Breeding for Host Resistance to Mycotoxin Contaminationp. 423
Prevention of Preharvest Aflatoxin Contamination: Integration of Crop Management and Genetics in Cornp. 437
Bt Corn and Mycotoxin Reduction: An Economic Perspectivep. 459
Advances in Reducing Aflatoxin Contamination of U.S. Tree Nutsp. 483
Strategies for Insect Management Targeted Toward Mycotoxin Managementp. 517
Chemical Detoxification of Aflatoxins in Food and Feedsp. 543
Feedborne Mycotoxins in Aquaculture Feeds: Impact and Management of Aflatoxin, Fumonisin, and Moniliforminp. 555
Indexp. 567
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