Identification and comparison of fungal drugs

J. Chaseling, Michael D. Cole, J. C.I. Lee, Adrian M.T. Linacre

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The analysis of bulk samples of drugs of abuse, whether it be for the identification, quantification or comparison of different samples follows a simple basic pattern of a physical description, a colour test and where necessary, identification using one or more instrumental techniques. In order to develop a test for these fungi, it is necessary to identify parts of the DNA which are specific to genus. In order to determine this, the DNA was extracted from fungal drugs and PCR was performed on the ITS-1 region. In using this system to identify fungal material to genus, PCR was extracted on extracted DNA using a common primer and genus specific primer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalZ Zagadnien Nauk Sadowych
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • DNA
  • Fungal drugs
  • PCR


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