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Comparing the Effect of Continuous Drying and Drum Drying on Fungal Contamination of Bread Grain

Elmholt, S.; Kristensen, E.F. and Thrane, U. (2006) Comparing the Effect of Continuous Drying and Drum Drying on Fungal Contamination of Bread Grain. Biosystems Engineering, 97 (3), pp. 425-428.

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This Research Note concludes that both drum drying and ordinary continuous drying efficiently dry the grain but that drum drying is much more efficient in reducing the number of surface dwelling fungal propagules on the grain, both yeasts and filamentous fungi. This includes the toxigenic species, Fusarium culmorum, as well as other fusaria. It also includes the dark filamentous fungi, Alternaria infectoria and Cladosporium spp. Both drying techniques seemed to stimulate growth of Eurotium spp., probably due to heat activation of ascospore germination.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:deoxynivalenol; nivalenol; mycotoxins
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Crop husbandry > Post harvest management and techniques
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I.12 (PREMYTOX) Preventing mycotoxin problems
Deposited By: Elmholt, Susanne
ID Code:8613
Deposited On:12 Jun 2006
Last Modified:02 Aug 2012 08:49
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Submitted for peer-review but not yet accepted

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