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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.]


(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]


(ˌæf ləˈtɒk sɪn)

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]
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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


n aflatoxina
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The article cites research carried out on women at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in a paper titled 'Detection and concentration of plasma aflatoxin is associated with detection of oncogenic human papillomavirus in Kenyan women' published in the Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID) Journal.
Global Aflatoxins Market By Species Type (Aspergillus Flavus and Aspergillus Parasiticus), Exposure Method (Plant Product, Animal Product, Air Media), Detection Method Type (Chromatographic Methods, Spectroscopic Methods, Immunochemical Methods), Metabolite Type (Aflatoxin B1 and B2, Aflatoxin G1 and G2, Aflatoxin M1 and M2, Aflatoxin Q1), Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa) - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2026
He said the major problem for the aflatoxin free peanuts production in Nigeria was that its raw materials are being imported.
Areca nut is used in many traditional remedies and is credited with having anti-depressant,3 anti-inflammatory4 and anti-hyperlipidaemic5 properties, and cytotoxic, insecticidal and anti-microbial activities,6 in addition to acting as an analgesic4 and immunomodulator.7 Studies have also attributed a variety of negative health outcomes to the use of areca nut-containing products, including development of oral submucous fibrosis (OSF),8-10 oral,11,12 pharyngeal and oesophageal,12 hepatocellular,13 stomach14 and cervical cancers,15 metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.16 Areca nut-containing products are also often contaminated with aflatoxin, a mycotoxin which is a secondary metabolite produced by certain strains of filamentous fungi such as Aspergillus (A.) flavus and A.
The study by researchers from Egerton University revealed that the broiler feeds contain aflatoxins, whose level is higher than that recommended by regulatory bodies.The study published in the journal, Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2019, found that most broiler starters contain aflatoxin level of 90 per cent and broiler finisher, 95 per cent.
Study further found out that aflatoxin production was mainly caused due to inappropriate storage conditions.
The occurrence of aflatoxin in milk and other dairy product has been well known across the world dairy industries (Iqbal et al., 2015).
But what most Filipinos don't know is that homemade peanut butter, although cheap, might be laden with aflatoxin, a form of mold known to be a human carcinogen or something that causes cancer.
On the other hand, toxigenic nature of the fungus was confirmed by its aflatoxin producing potential.
The researchers determined the extent of aflatoxin degradation in aflatoxin-inoculated peanuts after treating the samples at three distances--5 cm, 7 cm and 10 cm--from the light strobe and at different times of exposure.