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The preliminary results on an interlaboratory trial on the detection of genetically modified organisms (GMO) are presented. The method applied is based on the detection of modified DNA using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for amplification. This method fits as a screening method indicating the presence of GMO in food. Samples of soybean and maize flour containing 0%, 0.1%, 0.5% and 2% GMO had been prepared for this study and are also already commercially available. In this paper the combined results are presented, indicating that on average the probability of false positive or false negative results is only about 1% for soy beans and below 5% for maize.

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Authors: LIPP M, JRC Ispra (IT);ANKLAM E, JRC Ispra (IT);BRODMANN P, Kantonates Labor, Basel (CH);PIETSCH K, Chemische Landesuntersuchungsanstalt, Freiburg (DE);PAUWELS J, JRC Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ILSI Workshop on detection methods for novel food derived from genetically modified organisms, Bruxelles (BE), 3-5 June 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41449 ORA
Record Number: 199810794 / Last updated on: 1998-07-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en