Miller David. Modeling effects of environment, insect damage, and Bt genotypes on fumonisin accumulation in maize in Argentina and the Philippines

Autor: MAIZAR / Fecha: 11/05/05

Modeling effects of environment, insect damage, and Bt genotypes on fumonisin accumulation in maize in Argentina and the Philippines
Regina de la Campa1, David C. Hooker2, J. David Miller1, Arthur W. Schaafsma2 & Bruce G. Hammond3

-Carleton Institute of Chemistry, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6, Canada; 2Ridgetown College, University of Guelph, Ridgetown, ON, N0P 2C0, Canada; 3Product Safety Center, Monsanto Company, 800 North Lindbergh Boulevard, St Louis, MO, 63167, USA

Fumonisins are common contaminants of maize (Zea mays L.) grain products, especially in countries where maize is a major constituent of the diet and are harmful to human and animal health. There is a need to better define environmental conditions that favor fumonisin accumulation in the grain of maize.