Detection of C. botulinum types in honey by mPCR.

  title={Detection of C. botulinum types in honey by mPCR.},
  author={Ali G{\"u}c{\"u}koğlu and G{\"o}knur Terzi and {\"O}zg{\"u}r Çadirci and Mustafa Alişarli and Onur Kevenk and Tolga Uyanik},
  journal={Journal of food science},
  volume={79 4},
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Clostridium botulinum in honey samples using conventional methods and multiplex PCR (mPCR). A total number of 150 honey samples were randomly collected from apiaries, retail shops, weekly open bazaars, and supermarkets in Samsun, Turkey. Of 150 honey samples, 4 (2.6%) were positive for the botulinum neurotoxin gene by mPCR analysis. A total of 4 C. botulinum isolates were obtained from the mPCR positive samples, of which 3 were type A and… CONTINUE READING