Mycotoxins in Food, Feed and Bioweapons

Editors: Rai, Mahendra, Varma, Ajit (Eds.)

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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.

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“The book is organized into three general areas. They are: Biology and biotechnology, Agriculture and food, and Toxicology and bioweapons. … Information is presented in sufficient depth to engage readers with an interest in mycotoxins or mycology. Researchers looking for a compendium of recent and relevant information on mycotoxins should consider adding this book to their reference shelf.” (H. Schurz Rogers, World Mycotoxin Journal, Vol. 3 (2), May, 2010)

“Mycotoxins have been reviewed many times, but this book claims to target new areas, including new detection methods, an ancient Mexican process for detoxification, mycotoxin management … . printed on good quality paper, has four colour features, 405 pages, 35 illustrations and the text is of average size. … chapters are very varied, with a range of interesting topics, and provide a very good account of the topic of mycotoxins by an expert group of authors. The book should be available in University libraries.” (Fungal Diversity, Vol. 49 (1), July, 2011)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mycotoxins in Food, Feed and Bioweapons
Editors
  • Mahendra Rai
  • Ajit Varma
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-00725-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-00725-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-00724-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42596-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 405
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