Accession Number : ADD009398
Title : Method of Determining Insect Infestation.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Smith,Lawrence W , Jr
Report Date : 06 Jul 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 14
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.
Descriptors : *Patent applications, *Insects, *Food deterioration, Determination, Uric acid, Measurement, Fluorescence, Intensity
Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE