1st Edition

Aflatoxin and Food Safety

Edited By Hamed K. Abbas Copyright 2005
    616 Pages
    by CRC Press

    612 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Aflatoxins are responsible for damaging up to 25% of the world’s food crops, resulting in large economic losses in developed countries and human and animal disease in under-developed ones. In addition to aflatoxins, the presence of other mycotoxins, particularly fumonisins, brings additional concerns about the safety of food and field supplies. There has not been a comprehensive, single source guide to synthesize the most up-to-date information on this issue – until now.

    Aflatoxin and Food Safety presents the latest information available in aflatoxin research and control. The editor – a leading author, educator, and speaker on mycotoxin – has synthesized chapters from internationally renowned experts into a single comprehensive resource. The text considers the worldwide impact of aflatoxins and describes recent advances in research on aflatoxin production, analysis, and toxicology. It also examines the strategies used in controlling aflatoxin production in crops, including the development of crop resistance to aflatoxin by such methods as conventional breeding and genetic engineering. In its final section, the book discusses the post-harvest management of aflatoxin in contaminated foods and feeds.

    An ideal resourcefor those involved in a variety of biological, biomedical, and agricultural fields, Aflatoxin and Food Safety aggregates the aflatoxin research completed by the world’s finest scientists over the last 15 years in a thorough and accessible format.

    The Costs of Mycotoxin Management in the United States. Aflatoxin and Food Safety: Recent African Perspectives. 
    Aflatoxin and Food Safety: Recent South American Perspectives.
    Aflatoxins in Maize: A Mexican Perspective. Worldwide Regulations on Aflatoxins. Ecology and Population Biology of Aflatoxigenic Fungi in Soil. The Sterigmatocystin Cluster Revisited: Lessons from a Genetic Model. Unlocking the Secrets Behind Secondary Metabolism: A Review Of Aspergillus flavus from Pathogenicity to Functional Genomics. Progress in Elucidating the Molecular Basis of the Host Plant–
    Aspergillus flavus, Interaction: A Basis for Devising Strategies
    To Reduce Aflatoxin Contamination in Crops. Epidemiology of Aflatoxin Exposure and Human Liver Cancer. Risk of Exposure to and Mitigation of Effects of Aflatoxin on Human Health: A West African Example. Advances in Sampling and Analysis for Aflatoxins in Food and Animal Feed. Recent Developments in Immunochemical Methods. The Case for Monitoring Aspergillus flavus Aflatoxigenicity for Food Safety Assessment in Developing Countries. Application of Technology of Gene Expression in Response to Drought Stress and Elimination of Preharvest Aflatoxin Contamination. Biological Control of Aflatoxin Crop Contamination. Breeding Corn To Reduce Preharvest Aflatoxin Contamination. Enhancing Maize with Resistance to Aspergillus flavus Infection and Aflatoxin Accumulation. Identifying Sources of Resistance to Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Contamination in Corn Grain: History and Progress from the University of Illinois.  Techniques Used To Identify Aflatoxin-Resistant Corn. Marker-Assisted Breeding for Host Resistance to Mycotoxin Contamination. Prevention of Preharvest Aflatoxin Contamination: Integration of Crop Management and Genetics in Corn. Bt Corn and Mycotoxin Reduction: An Economic Perspective. Advances in Reducing Aflatoxin Contamination of U.S. Tree Nuts. Strategies for Insect Management Targete


    Hamed K. Abbas