Separation and detection of aflatoxins using overpressured-layer chromatography and bioautography

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It has been established, by use of bioautographic detection with the phytopathogenic bacteria Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. phase-olicola, that the common aflatoxins have antimicrobial activity after OPLC separation. Our preliminary results suggest this antimicrobial activity originates from the activity of formaldehyde formed by the bacterial cells and/or from the methoxy groups of aflatoxin molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-420
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Planar Chromatography - Modern TLC
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2003



  • Aflatoxins
  • Bioautography
  • Overpressured-layer
  • Pseudomonas savastonoi pv. phaseolicola

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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