The test detects CaMV DNA. The presence of CaMV DNA indicates an infestation with the cauliflower mosaic virus. Host of the CaMV are Brassicaceae plants. With the virus specific detection system SureFood® GMO CaMV it is possible to verify the detection of a genetic modification.
The real-time PCR assay can be used with established real-time PCR instruments (Roche LightCycler®, Rotor-Gene Q, ABI PRISM, Eppendorf realplex, BioRad CFX96, Agilent MxSeries etc.).
The world wide production of genetically modified crops (e.g. soya and corn) has steadily increased since the beginning of the 90’s. Since the 1st of September 1998 all food products which are containing genetically modified organisms (GMO) must be labeled. As stated by the Council of Ministers of the European Union (EU), regulation for the labeling of Novel Food: Decision Nr. 1139/98/EC. Furthermore since April 2004 the EU directive 1829/2003 came into force and determines the labeling threshold value at 0.9 % GMO for food and feed. In accordance with § 64 of the LfGB (Lebensmittel- und Futtermittelgesetzbuch), the German equivalent of the FDA, R-Biopharm in cooperation with our partner CONGEN offers the solution in accordance with the German official register of investigative protocols presented in the LFGB for a quick and efficient DNA detection of GMOs in various materials. All the way through, from the individual ingredients to the end product.
|Test format||100 reactions|
|Sample preparation||For DNA-preparation of raw material the use of SureFood® PREP Basic and for highly processed food and feed the use of SureFood® PREP Advanced is recommended.|
|LOD (Detection limit)||The SureFood® GMO SCREEN CaMV PCR has a limit of detection of ≤ 5 DNA copies. The assay limit of detection depends on sample matrix, processing grade, DNA preparation and DNA content.|