Functional Nucleic Acids Detection in Food Safety

Theories and Applications

  • Wentao Xu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Wentao Xu
    Pages 219-244
  3. Wentao Xu
    Pages 245-273
  4. Wentao Xu
    Pages 275-322
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 469-473

About this book


This book focuses on the development and applications of functional nucleic acid-based detection methods in the context of food safety. Offering a comprehensive overview of nucleic acids detection method in food safety for professionals and members of the public interested in this area, the book is divided into two parts. Part I addresses the basic principle of nucleic acid detection, while Part II presents novel applications of detection methods in genetically modified organisms, the identification of dead-alive microorganisms, microbial diversity, heavy metal detection, gene toxicity and non-coding RNA identification. As such, it provides readers a wealth of knowledge on the use of nucleic acids as targets and media in food safety. It offers a valuable resource for clinicians and basic scientists in the areas of food science and microbiology, and for all those who are interested in the concrete applications of molecular biological techniques. 




detection technology nucleic acids PCR biosensors food safety applications

Authors and affiliations

  • Wentao Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Food Nutrition and Human Health, College of Food Science & Nutritional EngineeringChina Agricultural UniversityBeijingChina

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