Presence of some mycotoxins in peanuts from harvest to storage

DOI: 10.18805/LR-446    | Article Id: LR-446 | Page : 862-866
Citation :- Presence of some mycotoxins in peanuts from harvest to storage.Legume Research-An International Journal.2019.(42):862-866
I. Lavkor, I. Var, S. Saglam, O. Uckun, A. Tekin and O. Savas lavkor@gmail.com
Address : Biological Control Research Institute, Kisla Street, 01321, Yuregir, Adana, Turkey.
Submitted Date : 13-08-2018
Accepted Date : 27-04-2019

Abstract

In this study, aflatoxin and cyclopiazonic acid levels on the second crop of peanuts collected from 102 different research areas of Osmaniye and Adana, Turkey in 2016 was determined from harvest, drying, pre-storage and storage. During the periods of the research, it was found that aflatoxin levels in 86 out of 102 contaminated samples were ranged from 0.2 to 2177.2 ìg/kg. However, cyclopiazonic acid, another mycotoxin investigated in this study has not been found in any of the 102 peanut samples. When aflatoxin contamination compared in different periods; it was observed that the aflatoxin level in storage and drying (97%) periods were found to be higher than the harvest (66%) and pre-storage (71%). The statistical analysis showed that significant differences in the aflatoxins in drying, and storage periods. Therefore, for preventing grains from aflatoxins damage control management strategies need to be improved. 

Keywords

Aflatoxin Contamination Mycotoxins Second crop peanut Storage.

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