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Safer Food through Aflatoxin Control in Pakistan

Investigators
Cotty, Peter
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2018
End date
2018
Objective
Characterize the diversity of aflatoxin-producing and closely related fungi resident across the Pakistan and identify the genotypes best adapted to cropping systems and contrast these with those resident in other warm agricultural areas. Identify characteristics of biological control agents of particular value in Pakistan for potential use in limiting aflatoxin contamination of foods and feeds. Optimize biological control methods for preventing aflatoxin contamination in maize and other crops of regional importance in Pakistan and disseminate knowledge to industries and communities through training and adaptation of procedures to optimize cost/benefit considerations.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
6054-42000-026-11-I
Categories
Mycotoxins
Bacterial Pathogens
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Chemical Contaminants