Amy Pope

In Vitro Analysis of Mycotoxin Adsorbents: Detection by HPLC vs. ELISA

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by molds which can have significant negative effects on the health, productivity and profitability of livestock. Molds can grow and mycotoxins can be produced pre-harvest or during storage, transport, processing, or feeding. Mold growth and mycotoxin production are related to plant stress caused by weather extremes, insect damage, inadequate storage practices, and faulty feeding conditions. Environmental conditions such as heat, moisture, and insect damage cause plant stress and predispose plants in the field to mycotoxin contamination.