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Exploitation of the ARS Microbial Germplasm Collection for Agricultural and Industrial Use

Investigators
Nakamura, Lawrence
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
1995
End date
2000
Objective
Develop sensitive molecular methods for detection, identification and quantitation of mycotoxigenic and food spoilage fungi, biopesticidal bacteria, and yeasts and actinomycetes used for biotransformations.
More information
Species of toxigenic and phytopathogenic molds in the genera Penicillium, Aspergillus, Fusarium and their relatives will be detected and quantified using molecular genetic techniques. This approach also will be applied to food spoilage yeasts, to insect pathogenic Bacillus spp. and to industrially significant yeasts and actinomycetes. Species-specific probes will be developed from ribosomal DNA sequences and from other areas of the genome. Peoria, IL, NCAUR, MPR Labs, Rms 3118, 3122: BL-1; IBC Recertified 05/20/1999.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project number
3620-41420-001-00D
Categories
Mycotoxins