Project

Joint study of Fusarium and related mycotoxins in food: detection and control

Duration
01 May 2008 → 31 March 2011
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
china fusarium mycotoxines food safety
 
Project description

Research will be done by Chinese and Belgian research institutes on: 1. Development of rapid field detection techniques for mycotoxines (antibody-based rapid tests, molecularly imprinted polymers) 2. Survey of Fusarium toxins in vegetables and herbs, available on the Chinese market 3. Study of the Fusarium spp. Diversity on maize and banana in China and of the variation and distribution of the fumonisin biosynthesis gene cluster inside these Fusarium populations.