Accession Number:

ADD009398

Title:

Method of Determining Insect Infestation.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-06

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

This invention relates to a method of determining the degree of insect infestation in foodstuffs by determining the uric acid content of a sample by measuring the intensity of its fluorescence in an acetate buffer and comparing uric acid content with known values of uric acid produced by various numbers of insects.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE