Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin
Aspergillus flavus is a plant, animal, and human pathogen that produces the carcinogen, aflatoxin. An organized multidisciplinary team is coordinating research efforts to control this fungus and to prevent the formation of its toxin in food and feeds. >> more in About A. flavus and aflatoxin.
A whole genome sequencing project for Aspergillus flavus funded by the USDA/NRI Microbial Genome Sequencing Project and the USDA/ARS is nearing completion. >> more in Genomics