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Tracking genes from seed to supermarket: techniques and trends.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14659708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Analytical techniques to track plant genes in the environment and the food chain are essential for environmental risk assessment, government regulation and production and trade of genetically modified (GM) crops. Here, I review laboratory techniques to track plant genes during pre-commercialization research on gene flow and post-commercialization detection, identification and quantification of GM crops from seed to supermarket. At present, DNA- and protein-based assays support both activities but the demand for fast, inexpensive, sensitive methods is increasing. Part of the demand has been generated by stringent food labeling and traceability regulations for GM crops. The increase in GM crops, changes in GM crop design, evolution of government regulations and adoption of risk-assessment frameworks will continue to drive development of analytical techniques.
Carol A Auer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in plant science     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1360-1385     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Plant Sci.     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-08     Completed Date:  2004-03-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9890299     Medline TA:  Trends Plant Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  591-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plant Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-4163, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay / methods,  trends
Food Labeling / methods,  trends
Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques / methods,  trends*
Plants / genetics*
Plants, Genetically Modified / genetics*
Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
Seeds / genetics*
Transgenes / genetics

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