Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 2, Pages: 213-215
K. Narasimha Rao, B. Vijaypal Reddy, S. Girisham and S.M. Reddy*
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory, Dept. of Microbiology, Kakatiya University, Warangal – 506009, Andhra Pradesh, India
Influence of different media, pH and different nutrients on growth and fumonisins (B1) production by Fusarium moniliforme was investigated. The toxin production was analyzed by Thin Layer Chromatography method. Among different media studied Nash and Synders medium, pH of 7.5 and malt extract at concentration of 0.5% was found to be optimum for maximum production of fumonisins. The study suggests the significance of these factors hence it is concluded that factors should be optimized for maximum production of fumonisins.
Keywords: Fumonisins (B1), Fusarium moniliforme, mycotoxin.
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