Food Science and Biotechnology, ( ISI ), Volume (18), No (4), Year (2009-9) , Pages (1038-1041)

Title : ( PCR-based Identification of Aflatoxigenic Fungi Associated with Iranian Saffron )

Authors: Reihaneh Noorbakhsh , Ahmad Reza Bahrami , Sayed Ali Mortazavi , , Masoumeh Bahreini ,

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Aflatoxins are secondary metabolites produced by the aflatoxigenic fungi in suitable conditions. Saffron, Crocus sativus, is the most expensive spice in the world. Saffron is normally contaminated with soil and hand microflora during harvest and post-harvest operations. In this study, rapid assessment of aflatoxigenic fungi in saffron was accomplished using polymerase chain reaction. In total, 37 market samples were assayed in order to isolate aflatoxin-producing fungi. The 18.9% of the total samples were contaminated with aflatoxigenic fungi. Our results also show that most of the isolated fungi were saprophytes which are normally originated from soil during harvest and postharvest process.

Keywords

, saffron, Crocus sativus, spice, aflatoxigenic fungi, polymerase chain
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author = {Noorbakhsh, Reihaneh and Bahrami, Ahmad Reza and Mortazavi, Sayed Ali and , and Bahreini, Masoumeh},
title = {PCR-based Identification of Aflatoxigenic Fungi Associated with Iranian Saffron},
journal = {Food Science and Biotechnology},
year = {2009},
volume = {18},
number = {4},
month = {September},
issn = {1226-7708},
pages = {1038--1041},
numpages = {3},
keywords = {saffron; Crocus sativus; spice; aflatoxigenic fungi; polymerase chain reaction},
}

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%T PCR-based Identification of Aflatoxigenic Fungi Associated with Iranian Saffron
%A Noorbakhsh, Reihaneh
%A Bahrami, Ahmad Reza
%A Mortazavi, Sayed Ali
%A ,
%A Bahreini, Masoumeh
%J Food Science and Biotechnology
%@ 1226-7708
%D 2009

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