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- DeMarse, T.B., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of food science 2008 v.73 no.3 pp. E129
- Clostridium botulinum; botulinum toxin; detection; food safety; food supply; neurons; cultured cells; biosensors; in vitro studies; new methods; methodology
- ... Botulinum toxin (BoNT) is a potent neurotoxin produced by toxigenic strains of Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin poses a major threat since it could be employed in a deliberate attack on the U.S. food supply. Furthermore, BoNT may be liberated in any insufficiently processed food containing a reduced oxygen atmosphere. Hence, rapid and reliable detection of BoNT in foods is necessary to reduc ...