Real Time PCR for Food Safety

PCR Detection of 'Brett taints' in Beverages

The anamorph form of Dekkera bruxellensis, Brettanomyces bruxellensis  is often used to generate particular flavours in beers and is increasingly popular in craft beers where it creates a "barnyard" or "wet horse blanket" taste. But when it's in wine it can cause spoilage flavours often called 'Brett taints' - this article from Techne describes how the Techne qPCR Kit for Dekkera bruxellensis can be used for the in vitro quantification of D. bruxellensis genomes, giving a more rapid, more specific identification than traditional techniques.

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Tags: Brettanomyces, Beer Spoilage, Wine Spoilage

Date Published: November 2, 2015

Source article link: Bibby Scientific Ltd » company contact details
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