Climate change may increase mycotoxins in corn

Global temperature rise may increase aflatoxin B1 that can affect maize, according to a predictive analysis.

The global rise in temperatures will lead to an increase in the mycotoxin aflatoxin B1 that can affect maize/corn, according to a predictive analysis performed by RIKILT Wageningen University & Research together with researchers from Italy.

Aflatoxin B1 is produced by a fungus that grows in plants such as maize and has the most potent acute and chronic toxicity of all mycotoxins. The growth of this fungus on plants and the production of aflatoxin are predominantly determined by

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