Glossary Term: Mycotoxins

1. Definition pending.
2. Toxic secondary metabolites produced by some fungi. They are capable of causing disease and death in both humans and other animals. The term mycotoxin is usually reserved for the toxic chemical products produced by fungi that colonize crops.

Examples of mycotoxins causing human and animal illness include:

Aflatoxin
Citrinin
Fumonisins
Ochratoxin A
Patulin
Trichothecenes
Zearalenone
Ergotamine

One mold species may produce many different mycotoxins, and several species may produce the same mycotoxin.

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