Relationship between drought and preharvest aflatoxin contamination in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

P.R. Jeyaramraja, S. Nithya Meenakshi, F. Woldesenbet
  • World Mycotoxin Journal, April 2018, Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • DOI: 10.3920/wmj2017.2248

How drought and aflatoxin contamination in groundnut are related?

What is it about?

This review article postulates a sequence of physiological events responsible for aflatoxin contamination in groundnut. It also tabulates traits of drought tolerance associated with less aflatoxin contamination.

Why is it important?

This is the first review article, that exclusively reports the relationship of aflatoxin with drought and drought tolerance traits in groundnut. This article also discusses the strategies to reduce aflatoxin in groundnut.


P.R. Jeyaramraja
Arba Minch University

I hope that this review article provides complete information on the relationship between drought and aflatoxin in groundnut. This review is expected to help those who wish to carry out research works on reducing AC in groundnuts.

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