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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Antimicrobial packaging based on E-polylysine bioactive film for the control of mycotoxigenic fungi in vitro and in bread

This study investigates the use of E-PL as natural antimicrobial to inhibit fungal growth and to reduce aflatoxins (AFs) production. Antifungal activity of starch biofilms with different concentrations of E-Poly-L-lysine (E-PL) was determined in solid medium against Aspergillus parasiticus (AFs producer) and Penicillium expansum. Then, biofilms were tested as antimicrobial devices for the preservation of bread loaf inoculated with A. parasiticus CECT 2681 and P. expansum CECT 2278.

Authors: C. Luz, J. Calpe, F. Saladino, Fernando B. Luciano, M. Fernandez-Franzon, J. Manes, G. Meca
Keywords: E-Poly-L-lysine, aflatoxins, antimicrobial packaging, E-PL biofilms
Published: 12/10/2017

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