Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-1997

Journal or Book Title

Plant Disease

Volume

81

Issue

6

First Page

556

Last Page

565

DOI

10.1094/PDIS.1997.81.6.556

Abstract

In 1988, W. C. A. Gelderblom et al. reported that the fumonisins (Fig. 1), a new class of mycotoxins, had been identified from cultures of Fusarium moniliforme J. Sheld., and that these toxins had cancerpromoting activity (10). This report represented a major breakthrough in nearly a century of investigation into the animal and human diseases associated with consumption of maize contaminated with F. moniliforme. This also was the starting point for worldwide efforts to describe the structure, properties, and toxicology of this new group of toxins. Additionally, the report renewed interest in the phytopathology of the most notorious pathogen of maize.

Comments

This article is from Plant Disease 81 (1997): 556, doi:10.1094/PDIS.1997.81.6.556.

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en

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