MACRO: a combined microchip-PCR and microarray system for high-throughput monitoring of genetically modified organisms.
Anal Chem. 2014 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]
Shao N, et al.

The authors describe a developed a multiplex system for GMO monitoring. It consists of a microchip for multiplex amplification and a microarray for the readout of multiple amplicons, and contains a total of 91 targets covering 97 percent of all GM events that have been commercialized up to 2012.

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