GMO Testing & Detection
Products and technologies for GMO testing
Testing for the presence of GMO in food is now required following legislative action in an increasing number of countries and is becoming increasingly important in quality control tests. We offer kits that will allow you to detect GMO-specific DNA sequences in seed, grain, and processed foods and their ingredients with high confidence. These GMO kits are based on the TaqMan® chemistry and are compatible with our wide selection of real-time PCR instruments.
Solutions for rare mutation detection
Understanding the genetics behind plant phenotypes is a complex and laborious process. New approaches such as digital PCR allow researchers decipher the expression of wild type versus mutant genes, measure gene expression of specific alleles (SNPs), or detect new rare mutations. Digital PCR is a new approach to nucleic acid detection and quantification that is ideal for these and other investigations. It doesn’t rely on standards and offers a high tolerance for the multiple inhibitors of PCR that are encountered in plant samples.
Learn about digital PCR and what it can do for you:
- Read about the basics of digital PCR in this PNAS article.
- Learn about using real-time PCR methods to detect transgenic genes in maize and canola in this J Agric Food Chem peer-reviewed researcher paper.
- Read about the quantitative detection of nine GMO maize lines by Yang et al. (2007) J Agric Food Chem 55:15–24.
- Learn about a validated method for quantification of genetically modified organisms in samples of maize flour by Kunert and collaborators
- A specific real-time quantitative PCR detection system for event MON810 in maize YieldGard based on the 3'-transgene integration sequence. Hernández et al. (2003) Transgenic Res 12:179–89 et al.
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