The fungitoxic effect of butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) on germination of conidia from seven toxigenic strains of Aspergillus was examined on potato dextrose agar (PDA). At concentrations of 200 μg/ml and above, BHA prevented germination of conidia in all of the test fungi after 24 and 48 h of incubation. On the other hand, at 100 μg/ml BHA reduced the rate of germination. When an impregnated disk assay was employed, distinct inhibition zones were observed at 200, 400, 800, and 1000 μg/disk of BHA after 24 h of incubation. After 48 h of incubation, distinct inhibition zones were still observed at 800 and 1000 μg/disk.
Effect of Butylated Hydroxyanisole on Conidial Germination of Toxigenic Species of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus
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D.P. THOMPSON; Effect of Butylated Hydroxyanisole on Conidial Germination of Toxigenic Species of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. J Food Prot 1 May 1991; 54 (5): 375–377. doi: https://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X-54.5.375
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