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dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Daiana
dc.contributor.authorRamos Girona, Antonio J.
dc.contributor.authorSanchís Almenar, Vicente
dc.contributor.authorMarín Sillué, Sònia
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-22T12:50:29Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn0168-1605
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/58609
dc.description.abstractCereals are a very important part of the human and animal diets. However, agricultural products can be contaminated by moulds and their mycotoxins. Plant extracts, particularly those of Equisetum arvense and Stevia rebaudiana have been reported previously to contain antioxidant compounds which may have antifungal properties. In this study, E. arvense and S. rebaudiana extracts were tested for their control of mycotoxigenic fungi in maize. The extracts were tested separately and as a mixture for their effect on growth of Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium verticillioides. Extracts were added to unsterilised inoculated maize at different water activity (aw) levels (0.85–0.95). Moulds were inoculated and incubated for 30 days. Results confirmed that the extract of E. arvense and a mixture 1:1 of Equisetum–Stevia may be effective for the inhibition of both growth of A. flavus and aflatoxin production at high water activity levels (pre-harvest conditions). In general, growth of the F. verticillioides was reduced by the use of plant extracts, especially at 0.95 aw. However, fumonisin presence was not significantly affected. E. arvense and S. rebaudiana extracts could be developed as an alternative treatment to control aflatoxigenic mycobiota in moist maize.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors are grateful to the European Union (MYCORED KBBE-2007-2-5-05 project), Spanish government (AGL2010-22182-C04-04 project), Comissionat per a Universitats i Recerca d'Innovació, Universitats I Empresa de la Generalitat de Catalunya (AGAUR) and European Social Fund for the financial support.ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherElsevierca_ES
dc.relationMICINN/PN2008-2011/AGL2010- 22182-C04-04
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2011.10.010ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Food Microbiology, 2012, vol. 153, núm. 1-2, p. 21-27ca_ES
dc.rights(c) Elsevier B.V., 2011ca_ES
dc.subjectEquisetum arvenseca_ES
dc.subjectStevia rebaudianaca_ES
dc.subjectMycotoxinsca_ES
dc.subjectAspergillus flavusca_ES
dc.titleEffect of Equisetum arvense and Stevia rebaudiana extracts on growth and mycotoxin production by Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium verticillioides in maize seeds as affected by water activityca_ES
dc.typearticleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec017512
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2011.10.010
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/222690
dc.date.embargoEndDate10000-01-01


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