During a microvinification trial using natural mouldy grapes from a research experimental vineyard, ochratoxin A (OTA) contaminated white wine was obtained. Potential OTA-producing mycobiota of grape samples used in this microvinification process was assessed. Only Aspergillus carbonarius isolates were detected as producers of OTA. Our report is a strong evidence of the contribution of A. carbonarius in the OTA contamination in wine. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Journal||International Journal of Food Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Dec 2002|
- Aspergillus carbonarius
- Black aspergilli
- Ochratoxin A