Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh

Associate Professor and HeadPasteur Institute of Iran

Prof. Razzaghi-Abyaneh is a research scientist and head of Mycology Department of the Pasteur Institute of Iran where he is working on mycotoxins and mycotoxigenic fungi for more than 10 years. The main area of his research interest is investigation on the isolation and identification of bioactive antifungals from medicinal plants and bacteria, as well as identification of Aspergillus section Flavi members especially aflatoxin-producing species from soil and other natural habitats. He has extensive experiences in cell separation and fractionation, protein extraction and purification, enzyme manipulation, molecular genetics, chromatographic (TLC and HPLC) analyses of mycotoxins, purification of plant antifungal metabolites and electron microscopy of filamentous fungi. He has demonstrated for the first time the specific inhibitors of AFG1 biosynthesis i.e. dillapiol and apiol from the essential oils of Anethum graveolens and Petroselinum crispum.

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This book is broadly divided into five sections and 17 chapters, highlighting recent advances in aflatoxin research from epidemiology to molecular genomics and control measures, biocontrol approaches, modern analytical techniques, economic concerns and underlying mechanisms of contamination processes. This book will update readers on several cutting-edge aspects of aflatoxins research with useful up-to-date information for mycologists, toxicologists, microbiologists, agriculture scientists, plant pathologists and pharmacologists, who may be interest to understanding of the impact, significance and recent advances within the field of of aflatoxins with a focus on control strategy.

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