Scientific Papers

MycoKey aims to unlock new knowledge and to valorize existing knowledge and data by rapid dissemination to research partners and stakeholders in the chain.
In the MycoKey programme all scientific peer reviewed publications are available through open access. Research data will be deposited in public data repositories for (re)-analysis exploitation and dissemination free of charge.
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Variation in Fumonisin and Ochratoxin Production Associated with Differences in Biosynthetic Gene Content in Aspergillus niger and A. welwitschiae Isolates from Multiple Crop and Geographic Origins

This paper shows the high risk due to the contamination of important food crops (cereals, grape and dried fruit) by high genetically different fungal species of Aspergillus genus that produce Ochratoxin A and Fumonisins, which are cancer related metabolites. The studies of the genetics of these Aspergilli are very important for a better prevention in the field.

Authors: Susca Antonia; Proctor Robert H; Morelli Massimiliano; Haidukowski Miriam; Gallo Antonia; Logrieco Antonio F; Moretti Antonio
Keywords: fum cluster, ota cluster, fumonisin, ochratoxin, biosynthetic gene cluster, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus welwitschiae
Published: 9/9/2016

This work has received funding form the  the EU’s H2020 research and innovation programme under GA No 678781- MycoKey.
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