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Table 4 Toxigenic potentials of the isolates from 45 samples of medicinal herbs

From: An investigation of fungal contamination on the surface of medicinal herbs in China

Fungi Source No. of strains isolated No. of positive strains Toxin productiona
A. flavus Flos Carthami 2 0 b
A. flavus Fructus Lycii 1 1 AFB1, AFB2
A. versicolor Radix et Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae 2 2 ST
A. versicolor Semen Armeniacae amarae 2 1 ST
A. versicolor Herba Andrographis 1 1 ST
A. versicolor Radix Pseudostellariae 1 1 ST
A. versicolor Fructus Lycii 1 1 ST
A. versicolor Radix Notoginseng 1 0
A. aculeatus Radix et Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae 1 1 OTA
A. aculeatus Radix Codcnopsitis pilosulas 1 1 OTA
A. aculeatus Radix Angelicae sinensis 1 1 OTA
  1. a Mycotoxins determined including AFB1, AFB2, AFG1, AFG2, OTA and ST
  2. b Below the detection limits