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Peculiarities of feed contamination with citrinin and ochratoxin A

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Occurrence of citrinin and ochratoxin A in different feed ingredients and compound feeds was screened by accredited methods based on the indirect competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. High frequency co-occurrence of both toxins was found in wheat grain and processed sunflower seeds. Citrinin levels exceeded those of ochratoxin A in the majority of co-contaminated feed samples, and the ratio of (1.1 - 10):1 proved to be the most frequent. A possible role of Aspergillus and Penicillium fungi in separate and simultaneous OTA and CIT occurrence in feeds is also discussed.

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Kononenko, G. and Burkin, A. (2013) Peculiarities of feed contamination with citrinin and ochratoxin A. Agricultural Sciences, 4, 34-38. doi: 10.4236/as.2013.41006.

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