[ UK /ɐflˈætəksˌɪn/ ]
[ US /ˌæfɫəˈtɑksɪn/ ]
  1. a potent carcinogen from the fungus Aspergillus; can be produced and stored for use as a bioweapon
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How To Use aflatoxin In A Sentence

  • The effects of wax and cuticle of peanut seed coat on reducing the infection and aflatoxin production by Aspergillus flavus were studied.
  • He added a pair of filters that correspond to two bands of infrared light needed to detect aflatoxin and fumonisin.
  • It is noteworthy that the studies in ducks, woodchucks and tree shrews did include some animals also infected with hepatitis virus in addition to aflatoxin treatment.
  • One family of mycotoxins, the aflatoxins, are carcinogenic and immunotoxic and cause growth retardation in animals.
  • Storing nuts and seeds in their shells and protecting them from heat, moisture, light, and pest damage reduces the chances of oils becoming rancid and prevents the growth of poisonous molds such as aflatoxin (section 2.10). 14. Saving seeds for planting
  • The most potent human carcinogen known is the mycotoxin aflatoxin, and it is certainly not an artificial chemical.
  • Such molds include ergot from claviceps species, aflatoxins from Aspergillus, and trichothecenes from Fusarium and Stachybotrys.
  • The committee strictly regulates the sale or use of shelled peanuts having above 15 parts per billion of aflatoxin.
  • Aspergillus parasiticus, commonly known as aflatoxin, is a carginogenic mold that is found on improperly stored grains and peanuts.
  • Aspegillus flavus was found In the Infected peanut meal, together with alcoholextractable toxIns termed aflatoxIns.
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