Toxin-Producing Aspergillus Isolated from Domestic Peanuts

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Science  13 Dec 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3598, pp. 1491-1492
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3598.1491


Nine species of fungi isolated from stored domestic peanuts were grown in the laboratory on sterilized peanuts and were incorporated into diets fed to ducklings. Symptoms of acute toxicity resulted only after consumption of one of the diets and this one contained material incubated with the fungus, Aspergillus flavus Link ex Fries.