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A Note on Use of Seed Protein Markers for Identification of Aflatoxin Resistance in Peanut¹

Authors: C. M. Bianchi-Hall , R. D. Keys , H. T. Stalker

  • A Note on Use of Seed Protein Markers for Identification of Aflatoxin Resistance in Peanut¹

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    A Note on Use of Seed Protein Markers for Identification of Aflatoxin Resistance in Peanut¹

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Abstract

Fungi in the genus Aspergillus produce aflatoxins which are a group of toxic secondary metabolites. Fungal invasion of peanut seed and subsequent aflatoxin production can occur before or during harvest as well as during storage. Because storage proteins comprise a large percentage of the peanut seed, this study attempted to associate protein markers with previously reported aflatoxin-resistant genotypes. Variation was observed among 24 genotypes for electrophoretic banding patterns, but it was not possible to correlate the presence or absence of specific bands with aflatoxin resistance.

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Keywords: Arachis hypogaea, Groundnut, Aspergillus spp, aflatoxin, seed storage proteins

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Bianchi-Hall, C. & Keys, R. & Stalker, H., (1994) “A Note on Use of Seed Protein Markers for Identification of Aflatoxin Resistance in Peanut¹”, Peanut Science 21(2), p.159-161. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-21-2-19

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01 Jul 1994
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Author Notes

1This research was partially supported by the North Carolina Agric. Res. Serv., Raleigh, NC 27695 and the Peanut CRSP, USAID grant number DAN-4048-G-SS-2065-00. Recommendations neither represent an official position nor policy of the NCARS or USAID.