International Journal of
Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biotechnol. Mol. Biol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2154
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBMBR
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 100

Short Communication

Elaboration of mycotoxins by seed-borne fungi of finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.)

Shilpa Penugonda*, S. Girisham and S. M. Reddy
Department of Microbiology, Kakatiya University, Warangal-506009, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 03 February 2010
  •  Published: 31 August 2010


Mycotoxin producing potential of fungi associated with finger millet was investigated. Many species of Aspergillus elaborated aflatoxins, patulin, terreic acid and sterigmocystin, while species of Fusarium elaborated zearalenone, fusarinone-X, deoxynivalenol, nivalenol, diacetoxyscripenol, neosolanil and HT-2 toxins. Penicillium griseofulvum elaborated cyclopiazonic acid. The toxigenic potential of individual fungus varied.

Key words: Mycotoxins, seed-borne fungi, finger millet.