Development of molecular identification and detection techniques for patuline producing moulds in order to study the impact of storage conditions of apples on the expression of patuline producing genes

01 October 2008 → 31 March 2012
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Genetics
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular and cell biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
apples genes patulin
Project description

A molecular technique to detect moulds, processing the genes for the synthesis of patulin, will be developped. Furthermore, the expression of one or several genes will be monitored in order to correlate them with the real patulin production and mould growth on apples as function of the several storage conditions of the apples.