The Effects of Ginseng Saponin on Aflatoxin Production and the Mutagenicity in Aspergillus parasiticus

Aspergillus parasiticus의 Aflatoxin 생성과 돌연변이 유발능에 미치는 인삼 Saponin의 영향

  • 백형석 (부산대학교 자연과학대학 미생물학과) ;
  • 구재관 (부산대학교 자연과학대학 미생물학과) ;
  • 전홍기 (부산대학교 자연과학대학 미생물학과)
  • Published : 1988.06.01


The effect of ginseng saponin on aflatoxin(AF) production by Aspergillus parasiticus NRRL2999 and the mutagenicity of produced aflatoxin. The production of aflatoxin were decreased by the addition of ginseng saponin and the most effective concentration was 0.05%. The ratio of aflatoxin $B_{1}$ and aflatoxin $G_{1}$ were not changed by the addition of ginseng saponin. For the nutagenicity test, Ames method were adopted. Mutagenicity of mycelial aflatoxin was decreased by the addition of ginseng saponin on TA98, but not changed on TA100. Mutagenicity of excreted aflatoxin to broth was slightly increased by the saponin on TA98, but decreased on TA100.


Aspergllus parasitlcu;Aflatoxin;Ginseng Saponin mutagenicyty