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Aflatoxin Contamination, Fluorescence, and Insect Damage in Corn Infected with Aspergillus flavus before Harvest.

E. B. Lillehoj, W. F. Kwolek, R. E. Peterson, O. L. Shotwell, and C. W. Hesseltine. Copyright 1976 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

Aspergillus flavus infection of corn ears in South Carolina fields before harvest was identified and recorded photographically; presence of the fungus was generally associated with insect activity. A. flavus-infected seed and characteristic kernel fluorescence were related to the occurrence of aflatoxin in corn samples. Fungal-contaminated kernels routinely exhibited two types of fluorescence: a) bright greenish-yellow (BGY) in the germ margin, or b) intense yellow throughout the endosperm.

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