publication . Conference object . 2010

The use of the ITS region in marketable mushrooms authenticity

Nogueira, Liliana; Oliveira, Ivo; Baptista, Paula;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: Universidade do Minho
  • Country: Portugal
Edible mushrooms, due to their flavour and nutritional characteristics, are very popular in many dishes. Some species are high valuated and reaching high market values. There are frequent reports of adulteration of these kinds of products due to the presence of fungal species less expensive among others with high-value market. This adulteration occurs especially in products in which the flavour is not prominent and in which the mushrooms are difficult to examine. In this work we utilized the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) for the identification of marketable mushrooms species in order to detected fraudulent addition of cheaper species. The products analysed w...
free text keywords: Edible mushrooms, Authenticity, ITS region
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