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dc.contributor.authorGitu, Leonard Mwangi
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-04T13:10:02Z
dc.date.available2012-05-04T13:10:02Z
dc.date.issued2012-05-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/4476
dc.descriptionThe RA 1242.M94 G5en_US
dc.description.abstractAnimal feeds samples were collected from feeding troughs and analyzed for levels of aflatoxin B1, atoxic and carcinogenic mycotoxin. When aflatoxin B1 is consumed by dairy cattle, some of it is hydroxylated to form aflatoxin M1 is also toxic and carcinogenic, it was also determined in liquid milk. The analytical techniques used to carry out the determinations were Thin-layer chromatography (TLC), which utilizes the fluorescent properties of these compounds, and Differential Pulse Stripping Voltammetry, a technique that utilizes the electrochemical behaviour of aflatoxin B1. Some of the feeds, particularly brewers grain, barley husks and used poultry feeds, were found to generally contain high concentrations of aflatoxin B1 that were above the maximum tolerated levels in foods and feeds in various countries.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMycotoxinsen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of mycotoxins in foods in Nairobi and its surroundingsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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