Mycotoxicosis

Mycotoxicosis is any disease that results from a fungus. Generally attributed to fungi are hypersensitivity reactions, infections (mycoses), and mycotoxi-coses. Though fungus is not usually considered a plant, in most cases the toxic exposure to fungi are from fungi growing on plants, nuts, or grains. More than 300 secondary metabolites from filamentous fungi (molds) have been classified as mycotoxins to date; the most common genera are Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Fusarium (17,18,19).

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