Qualitative detection of GM maize (Bt 11) in food and feed sold commercially in Turkey by PCR based methods

Gurakan G. C., Aydin G., Yilmaz R.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.10, no.1, pp.143-146, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.143-146
  • Keywords: Genetically modified organisms (GMO), Bt 11 maize, PCR, GENETICALLY-MODIFIED ORGANISMS, PRODUCTS, BRAZIL, SOY
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


To regulate the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in crops, foods and food ingredients, the development of reliable and sensitive methods for their detection is necessary. In the present study, products derived from GM maize in the Turkish market were monitored using methods to detect the presence of CaMV 35S promoter, nos terminator and Bt 11 maize. The results demonstrated, for the first time, the presence of GM maize in Turkish food and feed products qualitatively.