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Method for detection of f fumonisin-producing species (Fusarium verticillioides, Fusarium proliferatum and Fusarium nygamai)

The result is a PCR method to detect the main fumonisin producing Fusarium species responsible for fumonisin contamination of crops and food products (Fusarium verticillioides, Fusarium proliferatum and Fusarium nygamai).

This method allows detection in fungal cultures and DNA extracted from cereal or other commodities. This method can be further developed in hybridisation based kits and in quantitative PCR assays.

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