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International Journal of Food Microbiology
Black aspergilli in Brazilian onions: From field to market
There are considerable differences between the mycobiota in field and market onions

Por Setor de Comunicação do Ital | Postado em 22/01/2021 21:23:37

The occurrence of black aspergilli in onions has been reported as frequent, and this group of fungi harbors potentially toxigenic species. In addition, Aspergillus niger has been reported as the causative agent of black mold rot, an important postharvest disease that causes damage throughout the world. Brazil stands out as one of the world's largest onion producers. However, few studies have been conducted to investigate the mycobiota in Brazilian onions. For this reason, we investigated the mycobiota of 48 market (n = 25) and field (n = 23) onion bulb samples.

Read full article written by Ital researchers Marta Taniwaki and Beatriz Thie Iamanaka, among other authors.

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