The Extend of Aflatoxin and Aspergillus Section Flavi, Penicillium SPP. and Rhizopus SPP. Contamination of Peanuts from Households in Western Kenya and the Causative Factors of Contamination.

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2010
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Charity Kawira Mutegi
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Peanuts contribute significantly to food security in western Kenya due to their high nutritional value and cash crop potential. However, the crop is highly susceptible to aflatoxin contamination. Yet little information is available on the extent of contamination in the region. This study explores the level and extent of contamination of peanuts by aflatoxins, Aspergillus section Flavi, Rhizopus and Penicillium spp. in western Kenya.
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