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