Food Microbiol 2021 Oct 25;99:103836. Epub 2021 May 25.
Center for Research and Technology Hellas, Institute of Applied Biosciences, Thessaloniki, P.O. Box 60361, GR-57001, Greece; Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of the Aegean, Myrina, 81400, Lemnos, Greece.
Greece is a country possessing many cheese products granted with a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) certificate, with high exporting activities. In this study, we analyzed six popular cheese PDO products purchased from different industries to assess their microbial communities using amplicon metabarcoding analysis. To this end, using Next Generation Sequencing technology, we sequenced the 16S rRNA gene and the ITS spacer for prokaryotes and fungi, respectively. Read More