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
How to Cite:
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),
01 Jul 1994