Fwd from MaizeDB:
I have a somewhat unusual request. I have an ESI/MS/MS method that can
measure very low amounts of fumonisins, a fungal contaminant of maize
(theoretically, we can detect fumonisins in as little as one corn
kernel). I would like to examine maize that has been collected from
archeological sites to determine how early one can find this toxin in
maize. Do you know how I would be in contact with the holders (museums,
presumably) of such collections?
Alfred H. Merrill, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
4113 Rollins Research Center
1510 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322-3050 U.S.A.
Alternative telephone: 404-727-6669
Alternative e-mail (personal): amerril at mindspring.com
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