Next Article in Journal
Transfer of Ochratoxin A into Tea and Coffee Beverages
Next Article in Special Issue
Characterization of 27 Mycotoxin Binders and the Relation with in Vitro Zearalenone Adsorption at a Single Concentration
Previous Article in Journal
Direct Activation of Ribosome-Associated Double-Stranded RNA-Dependent Protein Kinase (PKR) by Deoxynivalenol, Anisomycin and Ricin: A New Model for Ribotoxic Stress Response Induction
Previous Article in Special Issue
Protective Effect of Two Yeast Based Feed Additives on Pigs Chronically Exposed to Deoxynivalenol and Zearalenone
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Toxins 2014, 6(12), 3426-3437; doi:10.3390/toxins6123426

Aflatoxin Control in Maize by Trametes versicolor

1
Environmental Biology Department, Università Sapienza, Roma 00185, Italy
2
Zooprohylactic Experimental Institute of Lombardia and Emilia Romagna "Bruno Ubertini", Brescia 25124, Italy
3
Cellular Biotechnology and Hematology Department, Università Sapienza, Roma 00185, Italy
4
Department of Ecology, Agronomy and Aquaculture, University of Zadar, 23 000 Zadar, Croatia
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 26 September 2014 / Revised: 5 December 2014 / Accepted: 8 December 2014 / Published: 17 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Detoxification of Mycotoxins)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [697 KB, uploaded 17 December 2014]   |  

Abstract

Aspergillus flavus is a well-known ubiquitous fungus able to contaminate both in pre- and postharvest period different feed and food commodities. During their growth, these fungi can synthesise aflatoxins, secondary metabolites highly hazardous for animal and human health. The requirement of products with low impact on the environment and on human health, able to control aflatoxin production, has increased. In this work the effect of the basidiomycete Trametes versicolor on the aflatoxin production by A. flavus both in vitro and in maize, was investigated. The goal was to propose an environmental loyal tool for a significant control of aflatoxin production, in order to obtain feedstuffs and feed with a high standard of quality and safety to enhance the wellbeing of dairy cows. The presence of T. versicolor, grown on sugar beet pulp, inhibited the production of aflatoxin B1 in maize by A. flavus. Furthermore, treatment of contaminated maize with culture filtrates of T. versicolor containing ligninolytic enzymes, showed a significant reduction of the content of aflatoxin B1. View Full-Text
Keywords: Trametes versicolor; aflatoxins; laccase; cow feed Trametes versicolor; aflatoxins; laccase; cow feed
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Scarpari, M.; Bello, C.; Pietricola, C.; Zaccaria, M.; Bertocchi, L.; Angelucci, A.; Ricciardi, M.R.; Scala, V.; Parroni, A.; Fabbri, A.A.; Reverberi, M.; Zjalic, S.; Fanelli, C. Aflatoxin Control in Maize by Trametes versicolor. Toxins 2014, 6, 3426-3437.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Toxins EISSN 2072-6651 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top