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Aflatoxins

Furano-furano-Benzopyrans that are produced by Aspergillus from Sterigmatocystin. They are structurally related to Coumarins and easily oxidized to an epoxide form to become Alkylating Agents. Members of the group include Aflatoxin B1; aflatoxin B2, aflatoxin G1, aflatoxin G2; Aflatoxin M1; and aflatoxin M2.