Location: Food and Feed Safety Research
Project Number: 6054-42000-026-01-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2012
End Date: Aug 31, 2017
Determine why certain strains of Aspergillus flavus used for biocontrol of aflatoxin production in corn are more effective than other strains.
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.