Fitness Cost of Aflatoxin Production in Aspergillus flavus When Competing with Soil Microbes Could Maintain Balancing Selection

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Drott, Milton T.; Debenport, Tracy; Higgins, Steven A.; Buckley, Daniel H.; Milgroom, Michael G.;

Aflatoxin, produced by the fungus Aspergillus flavus, is an extremely potent hepatotoxin that causes acute toxicosis and cancer, and it incurs hundreds of millions of dollars annually in agricultural losses. Despite the importance of this toxin to humans, it has remaine... View more
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