Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Volume 7, Issue 4, August 2018

  • Field Assessment of Agronomic Performance, Resistance to Aflatoxin, and Fumonisin Accumulation in Selected Maize Inbred Lines in Kenya

    Ouko Abigael, Okoth Sheila, Amugune Nelson, Vesa Joutsjoki

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, August 2018
    Pages: 94-100
    Received: Nov. 06, 2018
    Accepted: Nov. 29, 2018
    Published: Dec. 20, 2018
    Abstract: Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium verticilloides cause contamination of maize (Zea mays) and concern to maize farmers because they reduce maize quantity and quality. These fungi produce mycotoxins, some of which are poisonous to both humans and animals. Over 300 mycotoxins are known but in this study aflatoxins and fumonisins produced by A. flavus an... Show More