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Proficiency Testing Trials for Detection of GM Tobacco

GMO Final Report

May 2002

A project was commissioned by the CORESTA Task Force Genetically Modified Tobacco – Collaborative Study on Detection Methods, to study the state-of-the-art in the detection of GM species in tobacco. Two rounds of a proficiency test were carried out as part of this study, both of them concerned solely with the detection of GM tobacco in mixtures containing GM and non-GM tobacco at levels between 0% and 5% GM tobacco. The study highlighted issues surrounding the ability of laboratories to detect GM tobacco at low levels, and the suitability of certain primers for these analyses.