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Mouse bioassay for Fusarium metabolites: rejection or acceptance when dissolved in drinking water.

Authors
  • H R Burmeister
  • R F Vesonder
  • W F Kwolek
Publication Date
May 01, 1980
Source
PMC
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Abstract

Ten metabolites of Fusarium species (butenolide, diacetoxyscirpenol, equisetin, fusaric acid, gibberellic acid, moniliformin, NRRL 6227 peptide, T-2 toxin, vomitoxin, and zearalenone) were added to the drinking water of mice to determine whether they were consumed or refused. Of the 10, only the trichothecenes--diacetoxyscirpenol, T-2 toxin, and vomitoxin--were refused. Refusal of 2 mg of the trichothecenes per liter was not enhanced by adding 100 mg of zearalenone per liter.

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