Scientific Papers

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A loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for rapid detection of fumonisin producing Aspergillus species

In this study, we developed a LAMP assay, based on the detection of fum10, for a rapid and specific molecular detection of FB2-producing A. niger and A. welwistchiae, potentially useful to perform monitoring directly “on site” in maize chain. Results showed that very low amounts of conidia are suitable to detect the presence of the target gene, thus providing information about the presence of FB2-producing Aspergillus species and the possible upcoming fumonisins contamination in maize. The assay was combined with a suitable protocol for “in field crude DNA extraction and a colorimetric method for easy naked-eye evaluationof results, offering a reliable and user-friendly tool to support effective reduction strategies of mycotoxin contamination in crop management programs.

Authors: Massimo Ferrara, Antonio F. Logrieco, Antonio Moretti, Antonia Susca
Keywords Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus welwitschiae, Rapid molecular tool, Fumonisin, Maize
Published: 28/02/2020

This work has received funding form the  the EU’s H2020 research and innovation programme under GA No 678781- MycoKey. CC BY 4.0 license