Towards Detection of Unknown GMOs

A. Holst-Jensen, K.G. Berdal, Y. Bertheau, M. Bohanec, J. Bohlin, M. Chaouachi, K. Gruden, S. Hamels, E.J. Kok, A. Krech, A.B. Kristoffersen, V. Laval, S. Leimanis, M. Lovoll, D. Morisset, A. Nemeth, N. Papazova, T.W. Prins, J. Remacle, P. RichlT. Ruttink, I. Taverniers, T. Tengs, J.P. van Dijk, D. Wulff, J. Zel, H. Zhang, M. Znidarsic

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    The state-of-the-art technology for detection of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is polymerase chain reaction. The targets are novel sequences such as genes, but the insertion locus sequences are also important for GMO identification. GMOs go through a series of developmental stages, in which field trials precede commercial releases. GMO developers only exceptionally publish details on inserted novel sequences unless such publication is, for example, required by legislation. Information on novel sequences of GMOs may therefore be sparse, and in some cases completely missing, making the development and implementation of detection methods extremely difficult. In this chapter, we present an overview of the problems and proposed possible solutions to challenges associated with detection and correct identification of GMOs, with particular emphasis on unknown GMOs
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGenetically Modified and Non-Genetically Modified Food Supply Chains
    EditorsY. Bertheau
    Place of PublicationChichester
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)9781444337785
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Holst-Jensen, A., Berdal, K. G., Bertheau, Y., Bohanec, M., Bohlin, J., Chaouachi, M., Gruden, K., Hamels, S., Kok, E. J., Krech, A., Kristoffersen, A. B., Laval, V., Leimanis, S., Lovoll, M., Morisset, D., Nemeth, A., Papazova, N., Prins, T. W., Remacle, J., ... Znidarsic, M. (2012). Towards Detection of Unknown GMOs. In Y. Bertheau (Ed.), Genetically Modified and Non-Genetically Modified Food Supply Chains (pp. 367-382). Wiley-Blackwell.