Toxin from Aspergillus flavus: Production on Food Materials of a Substance Causing Tremors in Mice

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Science  10 Apr 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3615, pp. 177-178
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3615.177


A strain of Aspergillus flavus produces, on foodstuffs, a substance which causes tremors and convulsions when administered to mice and certain other animals. The tremorgen, which differs from other recognized toxins attributed to this species, is associated with a distinct, dark spot on thin-layer chromatograms viewed under ultraviolet light.

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