Production of patulin and terreic acid by Aspergillus terreus and zearalenone by Fusarium oxysporum in groundnut fodder in relation to temperature was investigated. Biodeterioration activity of F. oxysporum and A. terreus was more at incubation temperature of 20 and 30°C respectively. F. oxysporum elaborated maximum amount of zearalenone at 20 to 25°C, while A. terreus could produce maximum terreic acid and patulin at 25°C.
Key words: Groundnut fodder, temperature, Aspergillus terreus, Fusarium oxysporum, terreic acid, zearalenone and patulin.
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