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Mold and mycotoxins

Impact of Mold and Mycotoxins on Health

Often, we observe growth of molds on the food that we eat. Molds can grow on fruits, bread, cereals, old food, spices, nuts under warm and humid conditions. Molds are nothing but fungi and these molds produce and secrete toxic chemicals,

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Ergot alkaloids

Ergot alkaloids Mycotoxins

Ergot alkaloids are large group of toxin compounds produced by certain fungi belonging to the genus Claviceps and its close relatives of fungi -Strains of C. purpurea, C. paspali and C. fusiformis.

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