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af·la·tox·in

 (ăf′lə-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
Any of a group of toxic compounds produced by certain molds, especially Aspergillus flavus, that contaminate stored food supplies such as animal feed and peanuts.

[New Latin A(spergillus) flā(vus), species name (aspergillus + Latin flāvus, yellow; see flavo-) + toxin.]

aflatoxin

(ˌæfləˈtɒksɪn)
n
(Botany) a toxin produced by the fungus Aspergillus flavus growing on peanuts, maize, etc, causing liver disease (esp cancer) in man
[C20: from A(spergillus) fla(vus) + toxin]

af•la•tox•in

(ˌæf ləˈtɒk sɪn)

n.
any of several toxins produced by soil fungi of the genus Aspergillus (commonly A. flavus), sometimes contaminating peanuts and stored grains.
[1960–65; A(spergillus)fla(vus) (species name; see aspergillus, flavin) + toxin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aflatoxin - a potent carcinogen from the fungus Aspergillusaflatoxin - a potent carcinogen from the fungus Aspergillus; can be produced and stored for use as a bioweapon
bioarm, biological weapon, bioweapon - any weapon usable in biological warfare; "they feared use of the smallpox virus as a bioweapon"
mycotoxin - a toxin produced by a fungus
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aflatoxin

n aflatoxina
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Urio EM, Juma A, Mwanyika S, Mlingi NV, Ndunguru GT and GD Ndossi The Occurrence of Aflatoxin M1 in Fresh Cow Milk Retailed in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Aflatoxin M1 was detected in all milk samples with concentration beyond permissible level which is 0.
However, the prominent problem and the most ignored part of entire system are the lack of check on quality and contamination of milk with natural toxic compounds particularly with aflatoxin M1 [5].
Modified iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles have been used as sorbent in this research since one of the objectives of the research was to eliminate expensive and disposable immunoaffinity columns and to create a fast, simple, and cheap method for the measurement of aflatoxin M1.
The MaxSignal Aflatoxin M1 ELISA Kit is a simple, quick, and extremely sensitive ELISA for aflatoxin M1 detection in milk.
Neogen's new Veratox[R] for Aflatoxin M1 is intended for the quantitative analysis of aflatoxin M1 in commodities such as milk, milk powder, butter and cheese.
Serbia's exports consists mainly of agriculture products, and the country takes pride in its GMO-free food production, but now this national trademark has been partially tainted by the presence of aflatoxin M1 in milk from contaminated animal feed, particularly corn, which resulted from last year's drought.
Aflatoxin-contaminated corn and cottonseed meal in dairy rations have resulted in aflatoxin M1 contaminated milk and milk products, including non-fat dry milk, cheese, and yogurt.
The metabolism of AFB1 results in oxidative derivatives including hydroxylated species such as aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) and aflatoxin Qi (AFQi) in addition to covalent macromolecular adducts with DNA and proteins.
Occurrence of aflatoxin M1 in Korean dairy products determined by ELISA and HPLC.
The remaining fraction is absorbed in the digestive tract by passive diffusion and is hydroxylated in the liver to aflatoxin M1 (Kuilman et al.
UNACCEPTABLY high levels of the Aflatoxin M1 bacteria have been spotted in fresh goat's milk, which luckily was not supplied to the public.