Next-generation sequencing as a tool for the molecular characterisation and risk assessment of genetically modified plants: Added value or not?

Last updated on 4-1-2022 by Adinda De Schrijver

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BackgroundLegislations and international organizations provide a framework to ensure proper risk assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). With regard to the deliberate release of GMO as food or feed, applications for Genetically Modified Plants (GMP) typically contain data for the molecular characterisation at the nucleic acid level based on Southern blot and polymerase chain reaction analysis in combination with Sanger sequencing. Along with the diverse range of applications of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in genomic research, some recent research projects and product develo…

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