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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Chemistry
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1 - Beneficial Uses of Peanut By-products
2 - Low Cost Aflatoxin Analysis
3 - Natural Peanut Resistence to Pests
Low Cost Aflatoxin Analysis


Can we reduce the high safety/analytical cost without compromising reliability, and accuracy?

Yes, by developing practical methods for mycotoxin analyses in peanuts and other commodities for the industry and research institutions.

New methods are in great demand due to high cost and complexity of the existing methods. Development and implementation of simple inexpensive methods allow for significant savings for industry and research institutions.

  Consumables required for clean-up procedure

 Commercially available aflatoxin analysis kit

Shown are the consumables required for the cleanup of aflatoxins in agricultural commodities. The cost of the consumables does not exceed $1/analysis, which is a substantial saving compared with commercial cleanup devices that cost $8-12/analysis. Shown is a commercial product designed at the NPRL for aflatoxin analysis.

Several methods for determination of other mycotoxins, as well as peanut phytoalexins, were also developed at the NPRL.

For more information contact Victor Sobolev.

 

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Last Modified: 1/22/2009
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