Molecular DNA-based detection of ionising radiation in meat


Sakalar E.

JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, vol.97, no.7, pp.2100-2106, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 97 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jsfa.8015
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.2100-2106

Abstract

BACKGROUNDIonising radiation induces molecular alterations, such as formation of ions, free radicals, and new stable molecules, and cleavage of the chemical bonds of the molecules present in food. Irradiation-treated meat should be labelled to control the process and to ensure free consumer choice. Therefore, sensitive analytical methods are required to detect the irradiation dose.