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foodproof® Kit Quantifies all GM Maize with 35S Promotor
BIOTECON Diagnostics have introduced a new real-time PCR-based quantification kit to its product line of foodproof® GMO kits. Most important maize events and hybrids (e.g. Bt11, Bt176, MON810, MON863, NK306) contain the 35S promoter from the cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV).
The new "foodproof® GMO 35S Maize Quantification Kit, 5´Nuclease" detects and calculates the amount of all genetically modified maize containing this 35S promoter. The real-time PCR kit allows quantification with high sensitivity: a relative amount of 0,1% or more genetically modified maize DNA can be determined. The kit is applicable on all real time PCR instruments based on the 5´Nuclease technology. Final results can be obtained within less than two hours upon sampling, including DNA extraction on food and feed samples as processed with the well established foodproof® GMO Sample Preparation Kit.
Date Published: 30th September 2011