Natural control of fungi and mycotoxin in grains — a possible means of reducing human and animal contamination
Amvam Zollo, P.H.
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This study was carried out to investigate the anti-fungal properties of essential oils extracted from three edible aromatic plants (Ocimum gratissimum, Thymus vulgaris and Cymbopogon citratus) of the diverse flora of Cameroon. The specific objective was to control F. moniliforme in grain and consequently mycotoxin production during storage. The expected result was viewed to help in the prevention of mycotoxins-related diseases and mutagens effect among resource-poor farmers of Cameroon and others who consume maize as their staple food.