Harmonised reference genes and PCR assays for GMO quantification

Isabel Taverniers, Nina Papazova, Theo Allnutt, Stefan Baumler, Yves Bertheau, Teresa Esteve, Regina Freyer, Kristina Gruden, Boris Kuznetzov, Luis La Paz, Anna Nadal, Maria Pla, Jana Vojvoda, Doerte Wulff, David Zhang

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GMO production has been accompanied, in several countries, by a number of regulations that set mandatory requirements for GMO traceability and labelling in relation to a relative GMO content. Analytical methods have been developed to trace GMOs, including the taxon from which the GM crop originates. The latter are referred to as reference assays and taxon is preferred to species as several crops refer at subs-species levels. This chapter examines the currently available reference assays and describes several bottlenecks raised by the required specificity and stability of these reference assays. It includes a proposal to establish a core collection of taxa until the issue of availability of accurate reference assays is solved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGenetically Modified and Non-Genetically Modified Food Supply Chains : Co-Existence and Traceability
EditorsYves Bertheau
Number of pages19
Publication dateNov-2012
ISBN (Print)978-1-4443-3778-5a
Publication statusPublished - Nov-2012


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