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Preferred Term:

zearalenone

Definition:
(S-(E))-3,4,5,6,8,10-Hexahydro-14,16-dihydroxy-3-methyl-1H-2-benzoxacyclotetradecin-1,7(8H)-dione. One of a group of compounds known under the general designation of resorcylic acid lactones. Cis, trans, dextro and levo forms have been isolated from the fungus Gibberella zeae (formerly Fusarium graminearum). They have estrogenic activity, cause toxicity in livestock as feed contaminant, and have been used as anabolic or estrogen substitutes.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Core
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • F-2 toxin
  • F2 toxin
  • cis-zearalenone
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/48951
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RDF/XMLCreated 2006-01-19, last modified 2015-10-15