An Overview on Toxigenic Fungi and Mycotoxins in Europe by Antonio LogriecoAn Overview on Toxigenic Fungi and Mycotoxins in Europe by Antonio Logrieco

An Overview on Toxigenic Fungi and Mycotoxins in Europe

EditorAntonio Logrieco, Angelo Visconti

Paperback | August 31, 2012

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The growing interest in health risks associated with toxigenic fungi and related mycotoxins has led to the development of a number of research projects during the past decade in several European countries and a great deal of information has been produced on the natural occurrence of mycotoxins in plants, foods and feeds. The differences in environmental conditions (temperature, light, rainfall etc. ) and in exposed cultivated plants (type of cereals, cultivars etc. ) in the distinct European countries have significantly influenced the distribution of specific toxigenic fungi and related mycotoxicological problems. In addition, biogeographically structured lineages within some important toxigenic fungi have been recently discovered, of reproductive isolation. Transglobal showing a long evolutionary history transposition of plant products seems to have significantly contributed to the spreading of toxigenic species and lineages worldwide. Therefore, the migration of agriculturally important toxigenic fungi generated by trade exchanges may represent a major source of inoculum for new plant diseases in Europe and for a wider genetic diversity of local populations. It was our goal to provide the reader with an update of researches and surveys on the natural occurrence of toxigenic fungi and mycotoxins performed at a European level during the last 5-10 years. The editors are extremely grateful to the EU-COST-835 "Agriculturally important toxigenic fungi" for the financial support that allowed a number of European scientists to meet several times over the past five years to collaborate and exchange information about research advances on toxigenic fungi and mycotoxins.
Title:An Overview on Toxigenic Fungi and Mycotoxins in EuropeFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 31, 2012Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface pp. VII AUSTRIA Occurrence of Toxigenic Fungi and related pp. 1-10 Mycotoxins in Cereals, Feed and Food in Austria R.Öhlinger, A. Adler, O. Kräutler & H. Lew BELGIUM Mycotoxins Survey in Belgium and Toxigenic pp. 11-32 Fusarium in Belgian Wheat A. Chandelier, J.-Y. Michelet, E. K. Tangni, K. Baert, E. Moons & C. Vinkx CROATIA An Overview of Mycotoxins and Toxigenic Fungi pp. 33-50 in Croatia S. Pepeljnjak & M. Segvic CYPRUS Occurrence and Control of Mycotoxins in Foodstuffs pp. 51-65 in Cyprus E. Ioannou - Kakouri, M. Aletrari, E. Christou, A. Ralli, A. Koliou & M. Christofidou CZECH REPUBLIC Advances on the Occurrence of Toxigenic pp. 67-81 Fungi and Mycotoxins in the Czech Republic V. Ostry, J. Skarkova, F. Malir & S. Sycorova FINLAND Toxigenic Fungi and Mycotoxins in Finnish Cereals pp. 83-100 T. Yli-Mattila, S. Paavanen-Huhtala, P. Parikka, V. Hietaniemi, M. Jestoi & A. Rizzo FRANCE Occurrence of Deoxynivalenol (Don) in Wheat pp. 101-108 (Triticum Aestivum) Grown in France and Identification of Agronomic Factors Involved in Content Variations B. Barrier-Guillot, M. Delambre, A. Morel, C. Aumene, H. Gouet, F. Grosjean & M. Leuillet GERMANY Mycotoxins in Food in Germany pp. 109-121 V. Curtui, C. Seidler, E. Schneider & E. Usleber HUNGARY Mycotoxigenic Fungi and Mycotoxins in Foods pp. 123-139 and Feeds in Hungary J. Varga, B. Tóth, Á. Mesterházy, J. Téren & B. Fazekas ITALY An Overview of Mycotoxins and Toxigenic Fungi in Italy pp. 141-160 A.Moretti, A.Logrieco, A. Visconti & A. Bottalico POLAND Occurrence of Mycotoxins in Cereals, Plants, pp. 161-172 Foods and Feeds in Poland J. Perkowski, J. Chelkowski & P. Golinski PORTUGAL An Overview of Mycotoxins and Toxigenic pp. 173-184 Fungi in Portugal A. Peito & A. Venâncio RUMANIA Toxigenic Fungi and Mycotoxins in Romania: pp. 185-194 Challenges and Approaches M. Ittu, A. Trif & N. Belc RUSSIA Toxigenic Fungi and Mycotoxins in Cereals Grain pp. 195-199 and Food in Russia M. Levitin SERBIA-MONTENEGRO The Overview on Toxigenic Fungi pp. 201-218 and Mycotoxins in Serbia and Montenegro J. Levic, S. Stankovic, A. Bocarov-Stancic, M. Skrinjar & Z. Masic, SPAIN An Overview on the Status of Toxigenic Fungi pp. 219-235 and Mycotoxins in Spain R. Mateo, Á. Medina, J. V. Gimeno-Adelantado & M. Jiménez TURKEY A Review on Current Situation of Toxigenic Fungi pp. 237-246 And Mycotoxins Formation in Turkey N. Gursoy & M. Bicici U.K. An Occurrence of Mycotoxins in UK Food Commodities pp. 247-252 K. A. Scumadore Index to Fungal Genera pp. 253 Index to Fungal Species pp. 253-255 Index to Mycotoxins pp. 255/256 Index to exposed Plants, Food and Feed pp. 256-259

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From the reviews:"This book is a summary of the final meeting of the EU-COST-835 project 'Agriculturally important toxigenic fungi' . . Overall, this is a timely overview . . The book successfully summarises the current status on the distribution of toxigenic fungi and mycotoxins across 18 European countries and will be a useful reference for researchers and officials with an interest and a responsibility in toxigenic fungi, mycotoxins and food safety." (Simon Edwards, European Journal of Plant Pathology, Vol. 113, September, 2005)