Trichothecenes
HealthValue
Synthesized by around 300 fungal species, the more than 150 known trichothecenes, with a common skeleton, can be divided into 2 groups : "standard", and "macrocyclic"
The Trichothecene skeleton
Reactive double bond
V
Standard trichothecenes
Macrocyclic trichothecenes
Nivalenol
D.O.N.
Deoxynivalenol
Vomitoxin.
D.A.S.
Diacetoxyscirpenol
HT-2 Toxin, &
T-2 Toxin
Verrucarol
Roridin A
Verrucarin A
Satratoxin H
D
O
N
D
A
S
H
T
2
Toxin
N
I
V
A
L
E
N
O
L
T
2
Toxin
V
E
R
R
U
C
A
R
I
N
R
O
R
I
D
I
N
S
A
T
R
A
T
O
X
I
N
-
H
LD 50, mg/Kg
1/LD50
Relative
toxicities
of
trichothecenes
Macrocyclic trichothecenes are 10 to 100 times more toxic than standard trichothecenes
OTHER POLLUTIONS
ATRANONES are somewhat akin to
Trichothecenes; They are highly reactive diterpenoids.

The name comes from Stachybotrys atra, now known as Stachybotrys chartarum
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