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12th European Fusarium Seminar - 2013
Title: 12th European Fusarium Seminar - 2013
Title alternative: 12th European Fusarium Seminar: ‘Fusarium – Mycotoxins, Taxonomy, Genomics, Biosynthesis, Pathogenicity, Resistance, Disease control’
Venue: Bordeaux
Start date: 2013-05-12
End date: 2013-05-16
Creator: Barreau, Christian [Chair of Local Organizing Committee]; et al.
Abstract: The 12th European Fusarium Seminar is being organised by the Mycology and Food Safety Research Unit, at INRA and will be held at the Palais de la Bourse, Bordeaux. Fusarium is in general present everywhere on cultivated crop and in the environment. Harvests are usually safe but sometimes, depending on climatic conditions, various Fusarium species can cause terrible epidemics of blight. In addition, most Fusarium species produce secondary metabolites that accumulate in crops and are very toxic for human and animal consumers. The produced mycotoxins are usually very stable and only few enzymatic systems from other organisms have been found able to degrade or inactivate theses compounds. After almost thirty years of intensive research fighting against these undesirable pathogens and their toxins, are we able to mitigate their effects? A lot of factors influencing epidemics of Fusarium blight and accumulation of toxins in the harvests have been identified: climatic conditions, cultural practices, virulence of the pathogens, resistance status of cultivars, stressing conditions, the fungicides being used etc. In addition, exploration of Fusarium diversity is far from being complete. Indeed, the number of Fusarium species identified worldwide increases every day and epidemiology studies show continuous changes in populations. Today, reduction of mycotoxin levels in food and feeds remains a tremendous challenge for the future. [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Fungi, Eumycophyta (True fungi) (579.5)
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