Vorkommen und Nachweis von Fusarinsäure in Weizen

Translated title of the contribution: Occurrence and detection of fusaric acid in wheat

K. Meyer, S. Wenz, J. Bauer

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An analytical method for the detection of fusaric acid in wheat and wheat products has been developed as well as employed for the survey of randomly selected samples (n=33). While the application of GC-FID proved to be not sensitive enough for this purpose, the sensitivity and selectivity of GC-MS permitted the quantification of the mycotoxin in 78 % of the wheat samples. The measured concentrations ranged from 7 to 570 ug/kg (average value 134 ug/kg). However, clear differences were recognizable regarding the type of sample: While field samples showed 332 ug/kg on an average, cleaned grains designated for human consumption contained averaged 138 ug/kg, and wholemeal products 68 ug/kg. Although the limited number of samples does not permit final conclusions, the toxicological relevance of fusaric acid alone may probably be classified as small. To what extent the well known cumulative effects with deoxynivalenol and fumonisin B1 impair this evaluation has to remain elusive.

Translated title of the contributionOccurrence and detection of fusaric acid in wheat
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)70-73
Number of pages4
JournalMycotoxin Research
Issue number1 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes


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