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transgenic field assay

David Kendra dkendra at mr.net
Sun May 31 16:18:25 EST 1998


In general, the field assay is based on the agronomic gene of interest, i.e.
Bt toxin, herbicide resistance, etc..  If I read the literature correctly,
the field assay is very similar to an elisa assay which measures the level of
gene product.

Best regards,
Dave Kendra

L. Curtis Hannah wrote:

> Isn't this totally dependent on the inserted gene? I would be curious if
> there is a method for ALL genes.
>
>  Curt Hannah
>
> At 04:10 PM 5/30/1998 -0600, Pat Byrne wrote:
> >Maize-netters:
> >
> >I was told the by someone the other day that there is a field assay
> >kit for confirming if a corn plant is transgenic.  Can anyone tell me
> >how these work and where they can be obtained? Thanks.
> >
> >Pat Byrne
> >
> >==============================================
> >Patrick F. Byrne
> >Assistant Professor                    Phone: 970-491-6985
> >Department of Soil & Crop Sciences     FAX:     970-491-0564
> >Colorado State University              email: pbyrne at lamar.colostate.edu
> >Ft. Collins, CO 80523
> >
> >
> L. Curtis Hannah






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