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

Temperature as a factor in the elaboration of mycotoxins by two fungi in groundnut fodder

Kiran Saini*, S. Kalyani, M. Surekha and S. M. Reddy
Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Kakatiya University, Warangal-506009 (AP), India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 March 2011
  •  Published: 31 May 2011


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.