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Control, Analysis, Detection and Health Risks

Edited by Lukman Abdulra'uf

Kwara State University

Aflatoxins are a group of highly toxic and carcinogenic substances, which occur naturally, and can be found in food substances. Aflatoxins are secondary metabolites of certain strains of the fungi Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus and the less common A. nomius. Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2 are the most important members, which can be categorized into two groups according to the chemical structure. As a result of the adverse health effects of mycotoxins, their levels have been strictly regulated especially in food and feed samples. Therefore, their accurate identification and determination remain a Herculean task due to their presence in complex food matrices. The great public concern and the strict legislation incited the development of reliable, specific, selective, and sensitive analytical methods for pesticide monitoring that are discussed in this book.

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AflatoxinControl, Analysis, Detection and Health RisksEdited by Lukman Abdulra'uf

Published: August 30th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/66240

ISBN: 978-953-51-3458-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3457-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4684-1

Copyright year: 2017

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16992 Total Chapter Downloads

19 Crossref Citations

16 Web of Science Citations

40 Dimensions Citations


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1. Control of Aflatoxin Production Using Herbal Plant Extract

By Fozia Saleem, Bushra Sadia and Faisal Saeed Awan


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2. Natural Products for Preventing and Controlling Aflatoxin Contamination of Food

By Fei Tian and Hyang Sook Chun


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3. The Control of Aflatoxin Contamination at Harvest, Drying, Pre‐ Storage and Storage Periods in Peanut: The New Approach

By Isilay Lavkor and Isil Var


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4. The Effect on Oxidative Stress of Aflatoxin and Protective Effect of Lycopene on Aflatoxin Damage

By Seval Yilmaz, Emre Kaya and Mehmet Ali Kisacam


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5. Aflatoxin: A Risky Menace for African’s Food Commodities

By Nitin Mahendra Chauhan


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6. A Focus on Aflatoxins in Feedstuffs: Levels of Contamination, Prevalence, Control Strategies, and Impacts on Animal Health

By Andrea Molina Alvarado, Rebeca Zamora-Sanabria and Fabio Granados-Chinchilla


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7. Incidence and Chemical Implications of Aflatoxin in Street-Vended Foods

By Michael Dare Asemoloye, Segun Gbolagade Jonathan, Rashid Saddaf, Zaffar Habiba, Edward Ehidiabhen Okoawo and Tunde Sheriffdeen Bello


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8. Leaching of Cyanogens and Mycotoxins from Cultivated Cassava into Agricultural Soil: Effects on Groundwater Quality

By Elie F. Itoba-Tombo, Seteno K.O. Ntwampe and John B.N. Mudumbi


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9. First Report of Mycotoxins in Second Peanuts Crop in Adana and Osmaniye at Harvest, Drying, Prestorage and Storage Periods

By Isilay Lavkor, Isil Var, Sevcan Oztemiz and Manaf AlMatar


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10. The Serum MicroRNA Expression Modified the Genic Toxicity Caused by Aflatoxin B1

By Xiao-Ying Huang, Chun-Ying Luo, Xue-Ming Wu, Jin-Guang Yao, Chao Wang, Bing-Chen Huang, Jun Lu, Xing-Zhizi Wang, Tian-Qi Zhang, Qiang Xia and Xi-Dai Long


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11. Subcritical Water Extraction and Its Prospects for Aflatoxins Extraction in Biological Materials

By Sefater Gbashi, Ntakadzeni Edwin Madala, Oluwafemi Ayodeji Adebo, Lizelle Piater, Judith Zanele Phoku and Patrick Berka Njobeh


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12. A Focus on Aflatoxin in Feedstuffs: New Developments in Analysis and Detection, Feed Composition Affecting Toxin Contamination, and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Mitigate It

By Fabio Granados-Chinchilla


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