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Trichothecenes in Cereal Grains
AbstractTrichothecenes are sesquiterpenoid mycotoxins associated with fusarium head blight (FHB) of cereals, with worldwide economic and health impacts. While various management strategies have been proposed to reduce the mycotoxin risk, breeding towards FHB-resistance appears to be the most effective means to manage the disease, and reduce trichothecene contamination of cereal-based food products. This review provides a brief summary of the trichothecene synthesis in Fusarium species, their toxicity in plants and humans, followed by the current methods of screening and breeding for resistance to FHB and trichothecene accumulation.
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Foroud, N.A.; Eudes, F. Trichothecenes in Cereal Grains. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10, 147-173.View more citation formats
Foroud NA, Eudes F. Trichothecenes in Cereal Grains. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2009; 10(1):147-173.Chicago/Turabian Style
Foroud, Nora A.; Eudes, François. 2009. "Trichothecenes in Cereal Grains." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 10, no. 1: 147-173.