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Fusarins are a class of mycotoxins produced mainly by fungi of the genus Fusarium, which can infect agriculturally important crops such as wheat, barley, oats, rye, and corn.[1] Chemically, they are polyketides that are also derived from amino acids.[2]

Some members of the class, particularly fusarin C, are mutagenic.[3]



  1. ^ "Preventing and Controlling Fusarium Head Blight and Other Fungal Diseases". Agriculture Solutions.
  2. ^ "Fusarin C".
  3. ^ Gelderblom, Wentzel C. A.; Thiel, Pieter G.; Marasas, Walter F. O.; Van Der Merwe, Kirsten J. (1984). "Natural occurrence of fusarin C, a mutagen produced by Fusarium moniliforme, in corn". Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 32 (5): 1064. doi:10.1021/jf00125a031.

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