Location: Food and Feed Safety Research
Project Number: 6435-41000-107-01-N
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2009
End Date: Dec 31, 2011
To collaborate in the development of a real-time electronic sensor to detect the growth of Aspergillus flavus on corn.
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.