Aflatoxin uptake in mushrooms?

nyles nyles at
Thu May 16 16:13:49 EST 1996

Hello All!

I am raising Pleurotus and other mushrooms on cottonseed
hulls mostly for fun.
I've noticed that even on apparently uncontaminated substrates,
when I break them open I can find patches of monilia, penicillium
and many times aspergillus.
Do any of you know if aflatoxins are taken up into the fruiting
body of the mushroom?

Thanks for any help!


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