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Epidemiology of Mycotoxin Producing Fungi : Under the aegis of COST Action 835 'Agriculturally Important Toxigenic Fungi 1998-2003', EU project (QLK 1-CT-1998-01380) - John A. Bailey

Epidemiology of Mycotoxin Producing Fungi

Under the aegis of COST Action 835 'Agriculturally Important Toxigenic Fungi 1998-2003', EU project (QLK 1-CT-1998-01380)

By: John A. Bailey (Editor), Xiangming Xu (Editor), B.M. Cooke (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st October 2003
ISBN: 9781402015335
Number Of Pages: 129

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Mycotoxins continue to be a very serious threat to human health and a major concern for those entrusted with regulatingthesafetyoffoodandfoodproducts.Infectionofcerealsandothercrops, notablegrapevine, byFusarium, Aspergillus andPenicillium are a world-wide problem and recent epidemics in Europe, the USA and Canada have focused attention on this problem. A previous Special Issue of the European Journal of Plant Pathology (108 (7) 2003) was concerned with the nature of these toxins and the fungi that can produce them. The aim of this publication is to review the environmental factors that in?uence the success of these fungi as pathogens and as organisms affecting stored products, and to discuss how these factors can also in?uence the amounts of toxin that accumulate. These reviews were originally presented at a Workshop of the EU COST Action 835 entitled 'Agriculturally Important Toxigenic Fungi' (Chairperson Antonio Logrieco, Bari, Italy), held in East Malling, UK at the Horticultural Research International in September 2002. We hope the information provided will stimulate scientists world-wide to assess the risk of toxins accumulating in plants under a range of environmental conditions and that this will provide an insight into how the accumulation of these toxins can be kept to a minimum. XiangmingXu JohnBailey MichaelCooke EuropeanJournalofPlantPathology109: 645-667, 2003. (c) 2003KluwerAcademicPublishers.

Forewordp. vii
Epidemiology of toxigenic fungi and their associated mycotoxins for some Mediterranean cropsp. 645
Modelling plant disease epidemicsp. 669
Effects of environmental conditions on the development of Fusarium ear blightp. 683
Molecular tools to study epidemiology and toxicology of fusarium head blight of cerealsp. 691
Epidemiology of Fusarium diseases and their mycotoxins in maize earsp. 705
Epidemiology of toxin-producing fungi and ochratoxin A occurrence in grapep. 715
Post-harvest fungal ecology: Impact of fungal growth and mycotoxin accumulation in stored grainp. 723
Strategies for the control of Fusarium head blight in cerealsp. 731
Major changes in Fusarium spp. in wheat in the Netherlandsp. 743
Influence of climatic factors on Fusarium species pathogenic to cerealsp. 755
Association of Fusarium species in the wheat stem rot complexp. 769
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ISBN: 9781402015335
ISBN-10: 140201533X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 129
Published: 31st October 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 7

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