DOI: /10.5513/JCEA01/16.2.1597

Review article

Application of nanotechnology in detection of mycotoxins and in agricultural sector

2015, 16 (2)   p. 117-130

Nadejda Sertova

Abstract

A brief review of nanotechnology application in detection of mycotoxins and in agriculture sector was presented. Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by fungi. Their toxicity is the reason for implementation of various screening methods to detect them. During the last years, the highlight was put on nanoscale materials included in biosensors, which were some of the smart devices used for determination of mycotoxins, and in agriculture sector. Over the next decade, the progress of nanotechnology will demonstrated a way to improve detection of contaminated feed and food. To achieve this purpose the innovations of nanomaterials reported every year would be applied. In the paper, some of the applications developed by nanotechnology that would contribute to the implementation of new tools for analysis of mycotoxins and agricultural products were discussed.

Keywords

agriculture, biosensors, mycotoxins, nanoparticles, nanotechnology

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