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Method for species-specific detection and identification of Fusarium verticillioides

This result is a PCR method to detect the main species responsible for fumonisin contamination and for several diseases in crops, particularly maize. This method allows detection in fungal cultures and DNA extracted from cereals or other commodities. It is highly sensitive since it is based on a multicopy sequence.

The method will be published within peer-reviewed scientific journal. The method has direct commercial use potential as a PCR method and to be developed in hybridisation based kits.

More information on the DETOX-FUNGI project can be found at: http://detox.ba.cnr.it.

Reported by

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Dep. Genetics, Jose Antonio Novais 2
28040 Madrid
Spain
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