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The distribution of Fusarium mycotoxins in maize: preliminary results

(2003) PARASITICA. 59(3-4). p.87-96
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Fusarium species are found world-wide in maize and cause not only considerable crop losses, but produce also toxic secondary metabolites (mycotoxins) like deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEA). The purpose of this study was to carry out exploratory research about the presence of mycotoxins in maize. In a first experiment the varietal differences in susceptibility to Fusarium and contamination of mycotoxins were evaluated. Silage maize varieties seemed more susceptible to Fusarium than corn varieties. Even plants with no visible symptoms contained mycotoxins. High concentrations of DON and ZEA were found in kernels as well in the vegetative parts of the plant. Mycotoxins were especially located at the stem base. A clear relationship was detected between chlorophyll content and visible symptoms of Fusarium species. An ensilage experiment indicated that the ensilage process has no reducing effects on the mycotoxin content. Further research is necessary to confirm these first results.

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Isebaert, Sofie, Ruth De Vreese, Geert Haesaert, Dirk Fremaut, Geertrui Vlaemynck, and Peter Maene. 2003. “The Distribution of Fusarium Mycotoxins in Maize: Preliminary Results.” Parasitica 59 (3-4): 87–96.
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Isebaert, Sofie, De Vreese, R., Haesaert, G., Fremaut, D., Vlaemynck, G., & Maene, P. (2003). The distribution of Fusarium mycotoxins in maize: preliminary results. PARASITICA, 59(3-4), 87–96.
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Isebaert S, De Vreese R, Haesaert G, Fremaut D, Vlaemynck G, Maene P. The distribution of Fusarium mycotoxins in maize: preliminary results. PARASITICA. 2003;59(3-4):87–96.
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Isebaert, Sofie, Ruth De Vreese, Geert Haesaert, et al. “The Distribution of Fusarium Mycotoxins in Maize: Preliminary Results.” PARASITICA 59.3-4 (2003): 87–96. Print.
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  abstract     = {Fusarium species are found world-wide in maize and cause not only considerable crop losses, but produce also toxic secondary metabolites (mycotoxins) like deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEA). The purpose of this study was to carry out exploratory research about the presence of mycotoxins in maize. In a first experiment the varietal differences in susceptibility to Fusarium and contamination of mycotoxins were evaluated. Silage maize varieties seemed more susceptible to Fusarium than corn varieties. Even plants with no visible symptoms contained mycotoxins. High concentrations of DON and ZEA were found in kernels as well in the vegetative parts of the plant. Mycotoxins were especially located at the stem base. A clear relationship was detected between chlorophyll content and visible symptoms of Fusarium species. An ensilage experiment indicated that the ensilage process has no reducing effects on the mycotoxin content. Further research is necessary to confirm these first results.},
  author       = {Isebaert, Sofie and De Vreese, Ruth and Haesaert, Geert and Fremaut, Dirk and Vlaemynck, Geertrui and Maene, Peter},
  issn         = {0031-1812},
  journal      = {PARASITICA},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {87--96},
  title        = {The distribution of Fusarium mycotoxins in maize: preliminary results},
  volume       = {59},
  year         = {2003},
}