National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH)

Topics in Animal Health Research 1997

03. Detection of the Aflatoxin-related enzyme genes by polymerase chain reaction


Since genes regulating of aflatoxin biosynthesis have been identified, we have developed several these gene probes using polymease chain reaction. These gene probes could be used to monitor to fungal growth (especially Aspergillus parasiticus) and aflatoxin formation.
(Lab. of Carcinogenicity, Department of Feed Safety)