Ochratoxins belong to the fungal toxins (mycotoxins) and are produced by different types of molds, such as Aspergillus ochraceus, Aspergillus meleus and Penicillum viridicatum. The best known and most prevalent fungal toxin is Ochratoxin A.
Effects of ochratoxins
Ochratoxins can cause liver and kidney damage and in animal tests, they have carcinogenic and teratogenic effects.
Books on Amazon
- Mycotoxins: Detection Methods, Management, Public Health and Agricultural Trade
- Epidemiology of Mycotoxin Producing Fungi
- Mycotoxins in Foodstuff
- Mycotoxin Contamination and Control