The Mycoflora of Cereals and Nuts in Indonesia

The fungal flora of peanuts, soybeans, mungbeans, corn and rice in Indonesia were examined. Four kind of media were used, DRBC, DG18, and DCPA for detection and isolation, and AFPA, for the detection of growth of potential aflatoxin producers.

The most heavily contaminated samples examined were peanuts and corn, followed by soybeans and mungbeans. Rice was the least contaminated.

Most of the isolates examined were Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Eurotium; followed by Fusarium and Cladosporium. Very few isolates belong to Culvularia.

Several potentially mycotoxin producing fungi, A. flavus and A. parasiticus were isolated from samples.

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Development of Food Sci. and Technol.1992

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