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(Biochemistry) a member of a large family of chemically related mycotoxins


(ˌtraɪ kəˈθi sɪn)

any of a group of toxins derived from various imperfect fungi, as of the genera Fusarium and Trichothecium.
[1970–75; < New Latin Trichothec(ium) (tricho- tricho- + thecium < Greek thēkíon, diminutive of thḗka case) + -ene]
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Stachybotrys is known for its production of the highly toxic macrocyclic trichothecene mycotoxins, which can be extremely neurotoxic.
Degradation of trichothecene mycotoxins by aqueous ozone.
The clean-up process of mycotoxins can be optimized using Agilent Bond Elut Mycotoxin, a solid phase extraction (SPE) sorbent that cleans up food extracts for improved trichothecene and zearalenone analysis.
Molecular survey of trichothecene genotypes of Fusarium graminearum species complex from barley in Southern Brazil.
Trichothecene mycotoxins inhibit mitochondrial translation--implication for the mechanism of toxicity.
Isolates of Fusarium graminearum can be categorised depending on the type B trichothecene they produce.
Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a trichothecene produced by the plant pathogens Fusarium graminearum and F.
Influence of agricultural practices on fusarium infection of cereals and subsequent contamination of grain by trichothecene mycotoxins.
The investigators documented that this mold was producing trichothecene mycotoxins.
He was responsible for the laboratory developing methods for monitoring mustard gas, trichothecene mycotoxins, and marine toxins, and the initial setup of the Laboratory Response Network for chemical terrorism was conducted under his direction.
The researchers examined several approaches to tackling the trichothecene problem.
Effects of trichothecene structure on cytokine secretion and gene expression in murine CD4+ T-cells.