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Aflatoxin production by a variant of Aspergillus oryzae (NRRL strain 1988) on cowpeas (Vigna sinensis)

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Science  25 Jun 1976:
Vol. 192, Issue 4246, pp. 1345-1346
DOI: 10.1126/science.1273594

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Abstract

Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, and G2 are produced when a variant of Aspergillus oryzae (NRRL strain 1988) is grown on cowpeas or rice. The present study indicates that a strain of Aspergillus oryzae approved for use in food processing is variable and the resulting variant, unlike the parent strain, has a propensity to produce aflatoxin.