GMO Analysis

GMO Analysis

A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is an organism whose genome has been modified by incorporating a foreign DNA sequence, a gene, or a transgene. Therefore, the most appropriate technique for GMO detection is testing for the presence of a particular GMO's DNA sequence.

GMO Analysis

Unlike proteins, DNA is a relatively stable molecule isolated from highly processed products and amplified by PCR (polymerase chain reaction).

To date, the preferred technique for GMO analysis is Real-Time PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction), which allows qualitative and quantitative DNA analysis via one or more genetically modified organism-specific oligonucleotides and fluorescent probes.

The following results are obtained with this method:

  • A screening test by targeting DNA sequences of pseudogene elements (eg 35S promoter or NOS terminator) common to GMO groups
  • Event-specific tests that identify the DNA of certain GMO events

When testing GMOs, it is important to combine both a screening and event-specific approach. When performing a screening test, the more markers used, the more reliable the analysis result.

In the test, analysis, measurement and evaluation studies carried out in our organization, national and international standards and applicable legal regulations are complied with and reliable and impartial results are obtained. These studies are based on the latest technological equipment, trained and experienced staff and modern methods. GMO analysis services are among the numerous tests carried out in this context.