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Persistence and Detection of Norovirus, Salmonella, and Pathogenic Escherichia Coli on Basil and Leafy Greens

Investigators
Kniel-Tolbert, Kalmia; Hoover, Dallas
Institutions
University of Delaware
Start date
2009
End date
2012
Objective
To investigate the persistence of norovirus on lettuce, spinach and basil with viral detection and counting by plaque assay and RT-PCR, and to determine the sites of adherence on produce using confocal microscropy.
Funding Source
Center for Produce Safety
Project source
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Project number
2009-CPS2
Categories
Salmonella
Escherichia coli
Commodities
Produce