A note on use of seed protein markers for identification of aflatoxin resistance in peanut

CRSP:   |  Region:   |  Topic:   |  Database:

CM Bianchi-Hall; RD Keys; HT Stalke

Type of Document:
Scholarly Article


Peanut Science

Date of Publication:

Place of Publication:
Not Available


Abstract: Fungi in the genus Aspergillus produce aflatoxins which are a group of toxic secondary metabolites. Fungal invasion of peanut seed and subsequent aflatoxin production can occur before or during harvest as well as during storage. Because storage proteins comprise a large percentage of the peanut seed, this study attempted to associate protein markers with previously reported aflatoxin-resistant genotypes. Variation was observed among 24 genotypes for electrophoretic banding patterns, but it was not possible to correlate the presence or absence of specific bands with aflatoxin resistance.

Additional Bibliographic Information

Coming soon

Send us your questions or comments

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)


Please enter this text: