PCR detection of Alternaria spp. in processed foods, based on the internal transcribed spacer genetic marker.

@article{Pavn2011PCRDO,
  title={PCR detection of Alternaria spp. in processed foods, based on the internal transcribed spacer genetic marker.},
  author={Miguel {\'A}ngel Pav{\'o}n and Isabel Gonz{\'a}lez and Mar{\'i}a Consuelo Rojas and Nicolette Pegels and Rosario Mart{\'i}n and Teresa Garcia},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2011},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={240-7}
}
The genus Alternaria is considered one of the most important fungal contaminants of vegetables, fruits, and cereals, producing several mycotoxins that can withstand food processing methods. Conventional methods for Alternaria identification and enumeration are laborious and time-consuming, and they might not detect toxigenic molds inactivated by food processing. In this study, a PCR method has been developed for the rapid identification of Alternaria spp. DNA in foodstuffs, based on… CONTINUE READING

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