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Aflatoxins are toxic secondary metabolites of fungi such as Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus. The fungi occur in a variety of foodstuffs and feed intended for both livestock and human consumption. Aflatoxins produced are potent mutagens and are suspected human carcinogen. During the past two decades several chromatographic and other methods have been developed for identification as well as quantitative determination of aflatoxins in agricultural and food products. An enzyme linked immunosorbant assay (ELISA) was used for the determination of total aflatoxin production in peanut sample and fungal strains after UV irradiation. A. flavus ITCC 1717 and isolated strains were irradiated with different interval of time standard strain and isolated A. flavus showed almost similar pattern of reduction, at 12 hr the maximum reduction 98.3% and 97% respectively was obtained.


Aflatoxin Aspergillus spp ELISA UV irradiation

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Bishnoi, P. ., Chandra, H. ., & Chauhan, S. V. S. . (2013). Influence of UV irradiation on the aflatoxin production capability of Aspergillus spp. Isolated from contaminated Arachis hypogea L. Environment Conservation Journal, 14(1&2), 27–33.


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