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Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: IMPROVED DETECTION TECHNIQUES FOR FOODBORNE PATHOGENS

Location: Molecular Characterization of Foodborne Pathogens

Project Number: 1935-42000-072-01
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 01, 2008
End Date: Sep 30, 2012

Objective:
The long-term objectives of this project are to develop, validate, and implement new technologies and systematic approaches for detection of microbial and chemical contamination of foods. Goals will be accomplished by utilizing multi-disciplinary research teams that involve food scientists, microbiologists, molecular scientists, and agricultural, biological, and electrical engineers.

Approach:
The approach focuses on four main components including separation, detection, identification, and quantification of target microorganisms from food matrices.

Last Modified: 4/16/2014
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