Comparison of genomic DNA preparation methods for the detection of Brucella spp. in different food matrices
Microbiological and molecular food testing is an integral part of food production and food safety. However, traditional, culture-based methods for the detection of pathogenic bacteria and viruses are time-consuming. Therefore, the development of "rapid" microbiological and molecular methods is mandatory. "Rapid methods" have to generate reliable results in a short time with high specificity and sensitivity to allow fast action in order to prevent an outbreak caused by contaminated food.