ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Ali-Hanan Alomari1, Ali H. Bahkali1, Asran-Amal Abdel Mongy2, Basheer A. Al-Sum1 and Abdallah M. Elgorban1,2
1Botany and Microbiology Department, College of Science, King Saud University,
P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.
2Plant Pathology Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza, Egypt.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2014;8(1):141-148
© The Author(s). 2014
Received: 05/01/2014 | Accepted: 24/02/2014 | Published: 28/02/2014

Mycotoxins are the toxic secondary metabolites produced by fungi including mushrooms, molds, and yeasts. They are found in many food and food-products, dry-fruits and nuts. These are responsible for infection in animals, plants and human beings (mycotoxicoses). The present study is focused on the detection and management of toxigenic fungi isolated from different dry fruits and nuts. Predominant genera were Aspergillus niger (50.8%), A. flavus (19.5%) and Penicillium digitatum (10.4%). The mycotoxin produced from Aspergillus spp. Isolated from different dried fruits using ELISA were identified as B1, B2, G1, G2, Fumagilin and Maltoryzine. A. flavus was efficient than A. niger in producing G1, G2, B1 and B2. On the other hand, there were non-significant differences between A. flavus and A. niger in producing fumgallin and Maltoryzine.


Toxigenic fungi, Dry fruit, Aspergillus species, HPLC

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