The production of mycotoxins by Alternaria alternata in cellulosic ceiling tiles was examined with thin-layer chromatography and high- performance liquid chromatography procedures. Alternariol and alternariol monomethyl ether were found in ceiling tile extracts, whereas extracts of control rice cultures of all three isolates produced these mycotoxins plus altenuene and altertoxin I. Extensive fungal growth and mycotoxin production occurred in the ceiling tiles at relative humidities of 84-89% and 97%.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology|
|State||Published - Mar 26 1998|
- Ceiling tiles
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology