Mycotoxicoses: Toxic Fungi in Tobaccos

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Science  17 Jun 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3729, pp. 1634-1635
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3729.1634


Cigarette, cigar, and pipe tobaccos contain Alternaria spores and dematiaceous mycelia, with cigarette tobaccos being more heavily laden. A smoke aerosol generated from hay on which the fungus had been cultured caused, among other pathologic changes, pulmonary emphysema in mice.