Corn bred conventionally to resist fungal infections

November 2010
Food & Environment Electronic Digest;Nov2010, p2
The article provides information on a study conducted by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on corn varieties. It informs that the USDA scientists have bred corn varieties that resist colonization by a species of fungus that produces aflatoxin, a human carcinogen. Corn that is contaminated with aflatoxin is screened out of the food supply in the U.S.


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