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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Degradation of Aflatoxin B1 by a Sustainable Enzymatic Extract from Spent Mushroom Substrate of Pleurotus eryngii

Spent mushroom substrate from Pleurotus eryngii proved to be a suitable source of aflatoxin-degrading enzymes. A crude extract of this by-product of mushroom cultivation is easy to be obtained, not toxic, inexpensive, eco-friendly, and could degrade up to 90% of AFB1, thus qualifying as a potential technology for remediation of contaminated commodities.

Authors: Maria Teresa Branà, Lucrezia Sergio, Miriam Haidukowski, Antonio F. Logrieco, Claudio Altomare
Keywords: Pleurotus eryngi; king oyster mushroom; spent mushroom substrate; crude extract; aflatoxins; laccase; feed detoxification
Published: 14/01/2020

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