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Review questions for the final exam 1. Why is the risk of acute aflatoxin poisoning greater in poor than in wealthy countries? They do not have adequate storage facilaties, the grains get wet, they have no other food 2. What are fumonisins and how can they affect the health of humans or animals? They can cause brain damage to horses, cancer to humans 3. How were fumonisins discovered? Horses ate infected grains, gotbrain damage 4. How can fumonisin contamination of corn be prevented? Insecticides, biological pesticides, genetic engineering 5. What is the most common way that fungi affect human health? Allergies 6. Why is toxic mold a concern and how can one deal effectively with an infestation? Said to cause fatigue, rash, ore throat, hair loss. Bleach the infected area or rip it out 7. Why are antibacterial drugs (aka antibiotics) more plentiful than anti-fungal drugs? Bacterial infections are a lot more common 8. Why are people receiving radiation or chemo-therapy at higher risk of fungal infections? The radiation/chemo suppresses the immune system 9. What are dermatophytes? Fungi that infect the skin 10. Why are skin infections on feet more common than on hands? Feet are usually in shoes/sox and tend to get wet 11. Candida albicans is dimorphic - what does that mean? It can go from being
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2010 for the course SAS SAS 030 taught by Professor Thomasgordon during the Fall '09 term at UC Davis.

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