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Internalisation of Human Pathogens into Growing Salad Vegetables and Leafy Herb Plants(FQS33) - FT1010

1. To evaluate the role of competitive microflora in facilitating and minimising internalisation of human pathogens into growing spinach plants.

2. To survey different vegetables for the potential by which human pathogens can become internalised.

3. To evaluate the impact of soil properties and plant cultivar on the internalisation of human pathogens.

4. To determine the impact of seed decontamination and biocontrol (biotization) measures in minimising the internalisation of human pathogens.
Project Documents
• Abstract : Project Abstract FQS 33   (23k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2003

Cost: £145,607
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Ozone Systems Ltd, Vernagene, Unilever Research, Geest PLC, Northern Foods Plc, University - Nottingham, Vitacress Salads Ltd, G Marketing, Heinz Foods Ltd, Marks and Spencer plc
Food and Drink              
Food manufacturing industry              
Food Safety              
Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain