What is it about?

Aflatoxins are harmful and toxic, when they are detected, they are already there and the economic lost already occurred. If we have a tool to predict this before it exactly existing, we have chance to stop or to slowdown it occuring. The paper is reported that by the way of mointering of Verisicolorin A, the contamination of aflatoxins can be much earlier known even when aflatoxins is undetectable.

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Why is it important?

Aflatoxins, which are toxic and harmful to human and animals, commenly generated during storage. Developing the model for earlier-knowing the contamination are important. At first, it's a practical way to predict aflatoxins contamination of granary-stored corn. With this tool, man will have a method to sorting out the corn which is in high-risk of contamination, by using proper treatment like desiccation or/and cooling, one can stop aflatoxins occurring. With this tool, the aflatoxin-generate-molds with their metabolic activity are under monitoring. When consider this signal as one of the critical point of HACCP, for example, the stored corn will be safer.


Mycotoxins are big problems for the crops-safety. Monitoring a proper precursor of the toxins during storage (or even duing the growing of crops? may be) might be a way to identify and to monitor the toxic molds metabolically. Our paper is the first try to do that.

daling liu
Jinan University

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This page is a summary of: Predictive model of aflatoxin contamination risk associated with granary-stored corn with versicolorin A monitoring and logistic regression, Food Additives & Contaminants Part A, January 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/19440049.2018.1562226.
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