Pictorial supplement to The Fifth Kingdom - Chapter 21
Mycotoxins in food and feed(14 pictures)
Mycotoxins - ergots, the overwintering sclerotia of Claviceps purpurea, which replace the grains of the host grass, commonly rye.
Mycotoxins - a prescription drug for migraine, containing ergotamine tartrate.
Mycotoxins - Are the ergot alkaloids part of the struggle for survival?
eat the ergots and prevent the fungus from reproducing sexually (the ergot's boxing gloves
represent its compound perithecial ascomata).
Mycotoxins - The hallucinogenic alkaloids might trigger visions of delight...
...or send the mouse on a really bad trip.
Mycotoxins - Aflatoxin really is one of the most toxic and carcinogenic substances known, as this label emphasizes.
Mycotoxins - fluorescence of aflatoxin B in cultures of Aspergillus parasiticus.
Mycotoxins - the yellowish colonies are of Aspergillus flavus, a producer of aflatoxin. The green colonies are of Penicillium, another mycotoxin-producing genus (ochratoxin, patulin, penitrem, PR toxin).
Mycotoxins - Is aflatoxin a weapon in the battle for food? Mice could be serious competitors for peanuts...
...but aflatoxin might be an effective means of excluding them.
Mycotoxins - Stachybotrys, cause of stachbotryotoxicosis of horses (and now a source of controversy in human disease as well).
Mycotoxins - "hole-in-the-head disease" of horses - leucoencephalomalacia, caused by toxins of Fusarium moniliforme..
Mycotoxins - corn attacked by Fusarium graminearum, source of zearalenone and vomitoxin.
Mycotoxins - Pithomyces chartarum which causes facial eczema of sheep.
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