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**OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS**

2 MycoKey Training Courses in October 2017, Italy:

1) ISM – MYCOKEY Workshop – Training Course 2017 STRATEGIES FOR MINIMIZATION OF MYCOTOXINS AND TOXIGENIC FUNGI IN FOOD CHAINS

2) RAPID METHODS FOR MYCOTOXIN DETECTION IN THE FOOD CHAIN

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MycoKey project has been funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 programme, Societal challenge 2 “Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy challenge” – topic “ Biological contamination of crops and the food chain”.

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Mycotoxins

Aflatoxins

Aflatoxins contaminate a wide range of agricultural products. They occur mostly in nuts, peanuts butter and oleaginous seeds, but can contaminate also cereals, milk, and cheese.

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Fumonisins

Fumonisins are natural contaminants mainly of maize grains and derived products worldwide. Fumonisins are produced by species of Fusarium

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Trichothecenes

Trichothecenes are tricyclic sesquiterpenes, divided in type A and B according with the absence/presence of a cheto group at C-8 of the epoxide ring.


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Ochratoxin A

Ochratoxin A (OTA) is the most toxic member of the ochratoxins group and one of the most important mycotoxins isolated and described to the present day.


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