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SnPKS19 encodes the polyketide synthase for alternariol mycotoxin biosynthesis in the wheat pathogen Parastagonospora nodorum.
Alternariol (AOH) is an important mycotoxin from the Alternaria fungi. AOH has been detected for the first time in the wheat pathogen Parastagonospora nodorum. This work shows that SNOG-15829 (SnPKS19), a close homolog of Penicillium aethiopicum norlichexanthone (NLX) synthase gene gsfA, is required for AOH production.

Mycotoxins Newsletter Archive

The latest newsletter, which includes a compilation of abstracts of peer-reviewed journal articles from the Foodline Science database of Leatherhead Food Research, is now available.

Mycotoxins News Updates

Neogen modifies ochratoxin test after feedback.
Neogen has developed a quantitative test for ochratoxin in response to customer feedback to modify its existing system.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Source: Food Quality News
Food safety experts use wet summer to improve risk assessment data.
farminguk.com reports on a project, funded by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), led by the Agriculture Development Advisory Service (ADAS). The study will focus on fungal toxins in cereal crops, known as mycotoxins, which develop particularly when the weather is wet and moderately warm. In conjunction with the Met Office, the field data will be co-ordinated with rainfall data to improve the accuracy of the risk assessment.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Source: Farming News
Liquorice root recalled, owing to elevated levels of ochratoxin A.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) reported on 22 May 2015 that Independent Irish Health Foods Ltd has recalled Licorice Root (50 g with best before dates between 19.01.17 and 22.05.2017), owing to elevated levels of ochratoxin A.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Source: Food Safety Authority of Ireland

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