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ERIC Number: EJ717360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-1
Pages: 2
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Testing for Genetically Modified Foods Using PCR
Taylor, Ann; Sajan, Samin
Journal of Chemical Education, v82 n4 p597-598 Apr 2005
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a Nobel Prize-winning technique that amplifies a specific segment of DNA and is commonly used to test for the presence of genetic modifications. Students use PCR to test corn meal and corn-muffin mixes for the presence of a promoter commonly used in genetically modified foods, the cauliflower mosaic virus 35S promoter.
Journal of Chemical Education, Subscription Department, P.O. Box 1267, Bellmawr, NJ 08099-1267. Web site: http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/AboutJCE/contact.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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