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United States Department of Agriculture

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Research Project: Analyses of Corn Samples for Mycotoxins

Location: Biological Control of Pests Research

Project Number: 6066-42000-005-02-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2015

Objective:
The purpose of this reimbursable cooperative agreement is to analyze corn samples for mycotoxin especially aflatoxin formulation trials for two strains of non-toxigenic Aspergillus flavus (A. flavus), K 49 & NRRL 21882.

Approach:
Several Corn Samples will be delivered by Syngenta and tested in an ARS laboratory using HPLC or LC/MS method. The following procedures and tasks will be carried out by USDA and Syngenta personnel: Syngenta will deliver to Investigator one combined sample per plot. ARS Investigator will grind, subsample and determine Aflatoxin levels for four major strains.

Last Modified: 2/23/2016
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