Mycotoxicosis in Animals and Fish
Nagwa J, Ata1; Randa M, Alarousy1 and Mona S, Zaki2
2Dept. Microbiology and Immunology, National Research Center, Giza
2Dept. Hydrobiology, National Research Center, Giza, Egypt
Abstract: Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by fungi of various generations when they grow on agricultural products before or after harvest or during transportation or storage. They may be found also on building material or stored water. The present literature review of the symptoms, the severity, the factors influence mycotoxin production, the harmful effects on human and animals and detection of mycotoxin. The present study was concluded that many mycotoxins, with different chemical structures and biological activities, have been identified. They may be carcinogenic, oestrogenic, neurotoxin, nephrotoxic, dermonecroticor immunosuppressive in animal and fish. Methods for controlling mycotoxins are largely preventive.
[Nagwa J, Ata; Randa M, Arousi and Mona S, Zaki. Mycotoxicosis in Animals and Fish. Life Sci J2013;10(1):1133-]. (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com.
Keywords: mycotoxin – aflatoxin- ochratoxin- zeralenone.