Medicinal Genomics is collecting lists of Yeast and Mold accessions from ATCC and growing those on 3M rapid TYM Petri Films. We then compare this to our PathoSEEK TYM qPCR kit. For most organisms there are strong correlations. Most concerning is the poor correlation with several Aspergillus species. These do not appear to grow well on 3M rTYM Petri Films at Room Temperature. This is a significant risk for the cannabis testing field as this is one of the most concerning pathogens frequently found on cannabis and it appears to be under detected by several orders of magnitude with 3M rTYM Petri Films.
Part of this work were presented at the 2016 ICRS conference in Bukovina Poland.