Or ergot alkaloids are mycotoxins produced by Claviceps purpurea which are used in medicine but cause ergotism in animals and the disease Saint Anthony’s Fire in humans, through eating contaminated grain, especially rye.
Adapted from: Tronsmo, A.M., Collinge, D.B., Djurle, A., Munk, L., Yuen, J. and. Tronsmo, A. 2020 Plant pathology and plant diseases. CABI, Wallingford.
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