Determination of coffee origin by using 28S rDNA fingerprinting of fungal communities by PCR-DGGE: Application to the Cameroonian coffee

Nganou Donkeng Nadège, Durand Noël, Tatsadjieu Ngoune Léopold, Meile Jean-Christophe, El Sheikha Aly, Montet Didier, Mbufung C.M.. 2012. Determination of coffee origin by using 28S rDNA fingerprinting of fungal communities by PCR-DGGE: Application to the Cameroonian coffee. International Journal of Biosciences, 2 (5) : pp. 18-30.

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Abstract : The new European regulation 178/2002 imposes the determination of the geographical origin in the traceability process of foodstuffs at the moment of commercial transactions. In practice, it is difficult to determine with accuracy the geographical origin of foodstuffs. For this purpose, the total analysis of fungal communities in samples of coffee is used. In the present study the molecular technique using 28S rDNA profiles generated by PCR-DGGE was used in order to detect the variation in fungal community structures of coffee from five different locations in West and Coastal plain in Cameroon and the effect of treatment and coffee species on these fungal profiles. When the 28S rDNA profiles were analyzed by multivariate analysis, distinct microbial communities were detected. The band profiles obtained from different samples of coffee and specific for each location and could be used as a bar code to certify the origin of the coffee. This method is a new traceability tool which provides coffee products with a unique biological bar code and makes it possible to trace back the coffee to their original location. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Fève de café, Provenance, Coffea, Test biologique, Organisme indicateur, Micro-organisme, PCR, Électrophorèse, Biologie moléculaire, ADN, traçabilité, Écologie microbienne

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Cameroun

Classification Agris : U30 - Research methods
E70 - Trade, marketing and distribution
F30 - Plant genetics and breeding

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 3 (2005-2013) - Alimentation accessible et de qualité

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Nganou Donkeng Nadège, CIRAD-PERSYST-UMR Qualisud (FRA)
  • Durand Noël, CIRAD-PERSYST-UMR Qualisud (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0003-1627-6848
  • Tatsadjieu Ngoune Léopold, Université de Ngaoundéré (CMR)
  • Meile Jean-Christophe, CIRAD-PERSYST-UMR Qualisud (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-6747-2104
  • El Sheikha Aly, Minufiya University (EGY)
  • Montet Didier, CIRAD-PERSYST-UMR Qualisud (FRA)
  • Mbufung C.M., Université de Ngaoundéré (CMR)

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