Species Identification of Canned Crabmeat by a Discriminating PCR-Based Diagnostic

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2003-33610-14015
Agency Tracking Number: 2003-04075
Amount: $296,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3610 NW 42nd Terrace, Gainesville, FL, 32606
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 LeeAnn Applewhite
 Vice President
 (352) 376-9762
Business Contact
 LeeAnn Applewhite
Title: Vice-President, Research and Development
Phone: (352) 376-9762
Email: aplsci@bellsouth.net
Research Institution
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Due to its high cost, popularity and demand, Atlantic blue crab meat is susceptible to substitution using less valuable, imported crab species. There are no diagnostic tests available to distinguish pasteurized crab meat samples. The purpose of this project is to develop, validate, standardize, and commercialize a discriminating PCR-based diagnostic to identify crab meat species at the DNA level.

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