The report of the new aflatoxin producing species Aspergillus korhogoensis, was confirmed to belong to distinct clade and heterothallic. The isolates were able to produce B and G aflatoxin, aspergillic acid, cyclopiazonic acid aflavarins, asparazones and other metabolites.
This finding has further increased the need to be extravigilant in food safety across West African sub region and the world in general
The publication by Carvagal-Campos et al 2017 was published in TOXINS. For more please visit
Nov 12 2017