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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development of a Real-Time Electronic Sensor to Detect Aspergillus Flavus Growth on Stored Corn

Location: Food and Feed Safety Research

Project Number: 6435-41000-107-01
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 01, 2009
End Date: Dec 31, 2011

Objective:
To collaborate in the development of a real-time electronic sensor to detect the growth of Aspergillus flavus on corn.

Approach:
ARS will perform microbiological experiments to obtain data on the volatile gases produced by Aspergillus flavus growing on corn in vitro under laboratory conditions. Sensor Development Corporation will utilize this data to develop a chip-based electronic sensor that detects the major volatiles as determined by ARS.

Last Modified: 4/19/2014
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