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Correction of Toxins 2019, 11(3), 179.
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Correction: Mitema, A. et al. The Development of a qPCR Assay to Measure Aspergillus flavus Biomass in Maize and the Use of a Biocontrol Strategy to Limit Aflatoxin Production. Toxins 2019, 11, 179

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Plant Stress Laboratory 204/207, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, MCB Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town, Private bag X3, Rondebosch, Cape Town 7701, South Africa
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Department of Botany, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Toxins 2019, 11(7), 384; https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins11070384
Received: 3 April 2019 / Accepted: 20 June 2019 / Published: 1 July 2019
The authors wish to make the following correction to their paper [1]:
In the Introduction section, the fourth sentence of the second paragraph should be replaced with, “Additionally, Mideros et al. [15] developed and validated two RT-qPCR assays to estimate A flavus biomass in maize tissues using Af2, Zmt3, INCW2-97 and α-tubulin marker genes, and studied the relationship between fungal biomass and aflatoxin accumulation.”
In the Results section, the title of the Section 2.1 should be replaced with, “Colonisation of Plant Tissues by A. flavus”. The title of Table 1 should be replaced with, “Phenotypic characteristic measurements of control and infected (GAF4 and KDV1) maize lines with Aspergillus flavus isolate KSM014 (n = 3) taken after 14 days of growth. Massive variation was observed in roots and shoots of both maize lines, with KDV1 exhibiting more severe symptoms of stunted growth.” The title of the Section 2.3 should be replaced with, “In-Vitro Biocontrol Strategies in Aflatoxin Management and Aspergillus Flavus”.
In the Discussion section, the second sentence of the third paragraph should be replaced with, “The current study indicated that the β-Tub gene was a more suitable marker for the detection of A. flavus in maize tissues compared to Ef1α and was therefore used in fungal biomass determination.” The second sentence of the ninth paragraph should be replaced with, “It is therefore important to first determine the impact of these environmental factors on aflatoxin production by A. flavus KSM012 under laboratory and field conditions to ensure its safe use and efficacy as a biocontrol agent.”
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References

  1. Mitema, A.; Okoth, S.; Rafudeen, S.M. The Development of a qPCR Assay to Measure Aspergillus flavus Biomass in Maize and the Use of a Biocontrol Strategy to Limit Aflatoxin Production. Toxins 2019, 11, 179. [Google Scholar] [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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