Effects of oleuropein on growth and aflatoxin production by Aspergillus parasiticus

H. Gourama, L. B. Bullerman

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Abstract

The effects of oleuropein on growth and aflatoxin production by Aspergillus parasiticus NRRL 2999 at 25°C were studied. Oleuropein at 2, 4 and 6 mg/ml of glucose ammonium nitrate (GAN) broth slightly delayed onset of growth and sporulation of A. parasiticus. However, total growth of the mould, as measured by mycelial mass, was stimulated by the presence of oleuropein. Production of aflatoxin was greadly reduced; at 6 mg/ml of oleuropein, aflatoxin production was reduced by 83-93%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-228
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume20
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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