Project: Joint study of Fusarium and related mycotoxins in food: detection and control
- project duration
- 01-MAY-08 – 30-APR-10
- 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.