Mycotoxins: A Review of Toxicity, Metabolism and Biological Approaches to Counteract the Production in Food

  • Nidhi Didwania Manav Rachna International University
  • P.C. Trivedi Deen Dayal Upadhyay University, Gorakhpur

Abstract

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by toxic species of fungi. These can cause ill effects in humans and animals. More than 250 mycotoxins have been detected, but relatively few are considered to be important to animal health. This review has its focus on the biochemistry and metabolism of mycotoxins in food and feed associated with risks to humans and livestock. This review is meant to be informative not only for healthconscious consumers but also for experts in the field, to pave the way for future research. This would also fill the existing gaps in our knowledge with regard to mycotoxins and food safety.

Author Biographies

Nidhi Didwania, Manav Rachna International University


Deptt. of Biotechnology, FET,
Manav Rachna International University,
Faridabad, Haryana, India

P.C. Trivedi, Deen Dayal Upadhyay University, Gorakhpur


Deen Dayal Upadhyay University,
Gorakhpur, UP, India

Published
2018-06-27
How to Cite
DIDWANIA, Nidhi; TRIVEDI, P.C.. Mycotoxins: A Review of Toxicity, Metabolism and Biological Approaches to Counteract the Production in Food. MR International Journal of Engineering & Technology, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 38-42, june 2018. ISSN 0975-4997. Available at: <http://mrijet.manavrachna.edu.in/index.php/journal/article/view/222>. Date accessed: 26 may 2019.