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.
- Pseudomonas savastonoi pv. phaseolicola
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Clinical Biochemistry