Cereal Grain: Mycotoxins, Fungi and Quality in Drying and Storage Volume 26 (Developments in Food Science #26) (Hardcover)

Cereal Grain: Mycotoxins, Fungi and Quality in Drying and Storage Volume 26 (Developments in Food Science #26) By J. Chelkowski (Editor) Cover Image
By J. Chelkowski (Editor)
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Fungi growth in the storage of cereal grain has led to serious losses of grain quality and quantity each year the world over. These fungi and moulds are capable of producing mycotoxins which accumulate in grains. This book contains reviews from 21 experts on the relationship between mould growth in grain and its effects as well as the accumulation of mycotoxins. Discussed are properties of "storage fungi" such as the water and temperature relationship, taxonomy and nomenclature aspects etc. New methods of storage allow for early detection of these mould growths. Significant attention is paid to Aspergillus and Penicillium species colonizing in cereal grain and their growth requirements. The book touches on the significance of mycotoxins in grain being used for food production and possible detoxification processes. There is considerable attention given to a new technique of decontamination in countries with humid climates involving proper drying techniques at low temperatures or heated air dryers. This volume covers numerous scientific and practical aspects of grain storage on farms and in industries which are important in preventing quality losses and contamination with mycotoxins.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780444885548
ISBN-10: 0444885544
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication Date: August 27th, 1991
Pages: 632
Language: English
Series: Developments in Food Science