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Ecotoxinogenesis of Pithomyces chartarum.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Food additives and contaminants
Publication Date
Volume
7 Suppl 1
Identifiers
PMID: 2262033
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Facial eczema is a hepatogenous photosensitivity mycotoxicosis resulting from sporidesmin ingestion. The morphological characters of toxigenic strains of P. chartarum are reported and the effect of temperature on growth and mycotoxin production are studied. The temperature range for which there is an actual risk of toxin accumulation (20-25 degrees C) is much narrower than for an appreciable growth (5-30 degrees C).

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