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Find PCR detection methods by selecting a set of methods as well as certain filter criteria for your search.

Searchable method sets are:

  • ALL is the default setting that does not restrict the set of methods used for your search. It can be used with unrestricted filter criteria (default setting) or it may be combined with up to eight different criteria to further filter the complete set of methods.
  • SCREENING indicates that the set of methods used in the search and in the filter options is restricted to methods designed to detect GMOs (genetic elements, constructs).
  • ABC further limits the set of methods as it selects a specific set of screening methods. The specificity of the “ABC” set of methods is constantly checked and adjusted by the German National Reference Laboratory (NRL) in collaboration with the national network of GMO laboratories. Only real-time PCR methods are applied for this practical screening approach to distinguish between EU-authorised and unauthorised GM plants (Waiblinger et al. 2010. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 396: 2065-2072).

By entering specific filter criteria, the user can restrict the search in the following way:

  • If the method set ALL is used and specific method, target (events, constructs, elements, species) or validation and standardisation criteria are selected, the output of the search is restricted to these criteria.
  • If the method sets called SCREENING or ABC are used and specific methods are also selected, the output of the search tabulates all methods of the set plus the selected methods.
  • However, by using the SCREENING or ABC set and the other filter criteria (validation, standardisation, targets), the output of the search is again restricted to the users selection.
  • Method set:

  • Validation:

  • Standardisation:

  • Method:

  • Method type:

  • Target event:

  • Target construct:

  • Target species:

  • Target element: