Toxicity of aflatoxin B1 to penaeid shrimp

M. O. Wiseman, R. L. Price, D. V. Lightner, R. R. Williams

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Single intramuscular injections of aflatoxin B1 into the tail muscle of Penaeus stylirostris produced 24- and 96-h median lethal doses of 100.5 (78.3 to 129.0) and 49.5 (29.8 to 82.3) mg/kg, respectively. A toxicity curve showed no threshold at the levels tested. The mortality response in a feeding study with P. vannamei was not dose dependent, but tissue and organ damage were similar to that seen in injected animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1479-1481
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology


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