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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$296,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
2003-33610-14015
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-04075
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
APL Sciences, Inc.
3610 NW 42nd Terrace, Gainesville, FL, 32606
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
LeeAnn Applewhite
Vice President
(352) 376-9762
aplsci@bellsouth.net
Business Contact:
LeeAnn Applewhite
Vice-President, Research and Development
(352) 376-9762
aplsci@bellsouth.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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