Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005
Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Fishery, Domestic Science, Nutrition
Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
: Detection of irradiated ostrich meat with doses of 1 to 10 kGy using the DNA comet assay and hydrocarbon determinations by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was investigated. The irradiated ostrich meat showed comets with long tails whereas nonirradiated controls showed intact cells only slight comets. Concentrations of radiation-induced hydrocarbons increased with irradiation dose. Radiation-induced hydrocarbons in ostrich meat were detected at doses of 1 kGy or more; however, they were not detected in nonirradiated controls. The prominent radiation-induced hydrocarbons included 14:1, 15:0, 16:2, 16:3, 17:1, and 17:2, with 16:2 the most abundant.
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