Stability of fusaproliferin, a mycotoxin from Fusarium spp

Alberto Ritieni*, Simona Maria Monti, Antonio Moretti, Antonio Logrieco, Monica Gallo, Rosalia Ferracane, Vincenzo Fogliano

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Fusaproliferin (FP) is a mycotoxin produced by some phytopathogenic Fusarium spp which frequently occur on several agriculturally important plants. We measured FP decomposition in dry or wet contaminated wheat samples incubated at various temperatures (80, 120, 180 and 240°C) for various times (15, 20, 45 and 60 minutes). Water increased FP decomposition at 80, 120 and 180 °C, but a complete destruction of FP occurred at 240 °C only under dry conditions. Treatment of samples with a saturated solution of dichloroisocyanuric acid reduced FP contamination, while physical treatments such as UV irradiation and sonication did not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1676-1680
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Fusaproliferin
  • Fusarium
  • Mycotoxin
  • Thermostability


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