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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Assessment of Biochemical Factors Involved in Selection of Isolates for Biocontrol of Aflatoxin Contamination of Corn

Location: Food and Feed Safety Research

Project Number: 6054-42000-022-13
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 01, 2012
End Date: Aug 31, 2017

Objective:
Determine why certain strains of Aspergillus flavus used for biocontrol of aflatoxin production in corn are more effective than other strains.

Approach:
Use fluorescent-tagged Aspergillus flavus biocontrol strain to determine distribution and spread of introduced strains compared to the natural populations and assess whether differences in mating type genes affect corn invasion.

Last Modified: 10/20/2014
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