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Aspergillus species from Brazilian dry beans and their toxigenic potential

Dry beans are a traditional staple food of great economic, social and nutrition importance in Brazil. Seven out of ten Brazilians consume beans daily, irrespective of their income level. Brazil is one of the major global producers of dry beans, with a total of 5.9 million tons harvested in 2016 growing seasons (CONAB – National Supply Company, 2017). A variety of beans from different groups and market classes are grown in Brazil: Groups being the botanical species Phaseolus vulgaris (I) and Vigna unguiculata (II), while the class identifies the beans according to their skin colors (black, white or mixed colors). The cream seeded variety Carioca belongs to group I and is most widely consumed, accounting for approximately 70% of total beans consumed, followed by black beans (several varieties grouped as Preto). Carioca and Preto beans correspond to around 85% of the Brazilian bean market (Ribeiro et al., 2014). Other types of beans are important regional foods, including the Fradinho bean (cowpea), which is popular in Northeastern Brazil, representing approximately 10% of the total Brazilian dry bean market.

Authors: Alves dos Santos-Ciscon, B,  van Diepeningen, AD, da Cruz Machado, J,  Dias, IE and Waalwijk, C
KeywordsA. flavus; A. niger; A. luchuensis; Aflatoxin; Fumonisin; Ochratoxin A
Published: 10/12/2018

This work has received funding form the  the EU’s H2020 research and innovation programme under GA No 678781- MycoKey. Green Open Access (e.g. self-archiving)