How is climate change affecting rates of global mycotoxin development?

It is not new information that climate change is affecting the world faster than ever before.  These affects include rising sea levels, reduced amounts of ice and snow and increasing atmospheric temperatures.

These rising temperatures have significant impacts on the rates which toxins and fungi resist/ grow and develop within mycotoxin production.

Specific regions now getting higher or lower temperatures than ever before and this is where new species of mycotoxin are developing and affecting crop production on a global scale according to science direct.

These new combinations of mycotoxins arising per geographical areas, calls for help from the scientific community and require new diagnostic tools and deeper knowledge of both biology and genetics of toxigenic fungi in order to prevent large scale crop infection.

Randox Food Diagnostics provide a multiplexing solution for mycotoxin testing in many matrices including corn, cereals and feed. Our Myco 10 Array utilises Biochip Array Technology and can allow the detection up to 10 groups of mycotoxins from one single sample including aflatoxins G1/G2 & B1/B2, fumonisins, paxilline, ochratoxin A, deoxynivalenol (DON), T2 toxin and Zearalenone. We also offer a range of ELISA kits including ergot alkaloids which will allow you to detect any additional mycotoxins that may be present in a sample.

 

For more information please feel free to contact us by email at: info@randoxfooddiagnostics.com.