Inactivation effect of electron beam irradiation on fungal load of naturally contaminated maize seeds


Nemtanu M. R. , Brasoveanu M., Karaca G. , Erper I.

JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, vol.94, no.13, pp.2668-2673, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 94 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jsfa.6607
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.2668-2673

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This work focuses on the effect of accelerated electrons (0.1-6.2 kGy) on naturally attached fungi on maize seeds. The fungal viability and corresponding inactivation kinetics were determined. The inactivation and radiosensitivity of the most abundant species in the contaminant fungi detected on maize seeds (Aspergillus spp., Penicillium spp. and Fusarium spp.) are discussed.