Mycotoxin Management in Peanut by Prevention of Contamination and Monitoring – Senegal
Texas A&M University
Institut Senegalais de Recherches Agricoles; Institut de Technologie Alimentaire (Senegal)
Robert E. Pettit
Timothy Phillips, Olin Smith, Ruth Ann Taber
Efforts have concentrated on field screening peanut cultivars for possible resistance to invasion by the Aspergilli; field studies to determine the influence of production practices on tile activity of the Aspergilli; characterization of structural and biochemical resistance mechanisms within host planttissues which can be used for selecting resistant genotypes; development of rapid, practical, and economical methods for the detection of mycotoxins; to test the safety of detoxification protocols in terms of the effectiveness and safety; and to investigate the mechanisms of toxic action/interaction of mycotoxins in vivo and in vitro. The discovery of mycotoxin management strategies by researchers in Senegal or Texas should have application throughout the world wherever contamination of peanut or peanut-derived products is a problem.