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Aflatoxin contamination is a serious global agricultural and health problem. The goals of the study were to determine the potential of a luminescence assay for the detection of aflatoxin, and to establish the detection limit. A high throughput luminescence assay of prophage induction was applied in the detection of aflatoxin B1. Two different strains of E. coli were used to detect the presence of aflatoxin B1. Aflatoxin concentration as low as 0.312 ppb was detectable. The results suggest that the luminescence prophage induction assay may be useful to detect aflatoxin B1. This inductest is suitable for the development of an advanced rapid and field based technique for the detection of aflatoxin.
Aflatoxin, hyperspectral imaging, food safety, bean seeds
CSBE/SCGAB 2019 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, 14-17 July 2019.
Electronic and Instrumentation 2
Canadian Society for Bioengineering