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INTEGRATING FUNGAL PATHOGEN AND INSECT VECTOR RESISTANCE FOR COMPREHENSIVE PREHARVEST AFLATOXIN CONTROL IN ALMONDS

Investigators
Campbell, Bruce
Institutions
University of California - Davis
Start date
2003
End date
2008
Objective
Assess seed coat and seed tissue resistance to A. flavus colonization and aflatoxin production. Survey association of navel orangeworm damage to kernels and aflatoxin contamination. Characterize shell structure components critical to integrity of the almond shell seal. Identify genetic mechanisms and genotypes for controlling aflatoxin contamination in almonds.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
5325-42000-035-05S
Accession number
407185
Categories
Mycotoxins
Bacterial Pathogens
Commodities
Nuts, Seeds
Seafood