Development of a novel method for specific detection of genetically modified Atlantic salmon, AquAdvantage, using real-time polymerase chain reaction.

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Summary of "Development of a novel method for specific detection of genetically modified Atlantic salmon, AquAdvantage, using real-time polymerase chain reaction."

Genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon, AquAdvantage (AquAd), was the first GM animal approved officially for human consumption. Many countries monitor the use of this product under their GM regulations, but a pragmatic system for AquAd-specific detection is needed. Here, we developed a real-time polymerase chain reaction method with high sensitivity for detection of AquAd in foods. This method showed high specificity for the AquAd transgene and the detection limit was 12.5-25 targeted DNA copies per test reaction. An inter-laboratory study using the method developed demonstrated reproducibility at >0.1% (w/w) AquAd content.


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Name: Food chemistry
ISSN: 1873-7072
Pages: 125426


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