GMO Analysis Laboratory

GMO Analysis Laboratory
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Gdo Analysis Laboratory

We are the first special food analysis laboratory to conduct GMO Quantitative Analysis in 21 gene regions in Turkey. With our expert staff, we can carry out GMO Screening and Quantity analyzes in all processed and unprocessed food, food additives, feed and seeds.

What is GMO?

Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) is generally referred to as a “genetically modified organism (GMO)” by means of biotechnological methods, plants, animals or microorganisms that have acquired a new and differentiated characteristics that can not be obtained from natural pathways by transferring a gene from a species other than its own species.

Potential damages:

Other organisms cause potential gene flow. (Hileman, 1999)
It causes damage to your diversity in agriculture.
It leads to the natural selection of new insect species resistant to agricultural medicines.
It causes allergic reactions. (Billings, 1999; Coleman, 1996)
It causes antibiotic resistance. (Hileman, 1999)
May cause toxic effects. (Phillips, 1994)
It threatens organic agriculture.
It causes gastrointestinal problems.
Potential benefits:

Resistant to agricultural medicines or virus-induced damage. (Jacoby, 1999; Wilkinson, 1997)

It will extend your shelf life. (Thayer, 1994)
The product causes an increase in feed. (Ames, 1998)
What products are available?

Products with GMOs in the world are produced in about 25 countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain, Brazil, China, India. Today, there are many GMO products such as corn, soy, canola, cotton, sugar beet, potato, rice and tomato.

How is a GMO done?

In order to change the genetic structure of a living thing, it is necessary to construct a gene cassette containing the gene to be transferred first. In order to transcribe any gene, it is necessary to find the DNA elements (promotor and terminator sequences) surrounding it. The 35S promoter from cauliflower mosaic virus, the nopaline synthase NOS terminator from Agrobacterium tumefaciens and the FMV promoter from fogwart mosaic virus. These elements are also targeted during the GMO screening process.

Once the desired gene cassette is generated, the target DNA can be transferred to the target organism by two methods called Ti plasmid and gene bombardment (gene gun). The desired DNA sequence to be transferred by both methods is transferred to the target plant cells and then the genetically modified plant obtained.

Figure: Genetic Modification Methods in Plants (Markov, 2003)