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Applications of Plant Genomics

Puente-Lelievre, Caroline [1], Zhang, Ning [1], Handy, Sara [1], Eischeid, Anne [1].

Using Chloroplast Genomes for Method Development in Food Safety.

As consumers demand more transparency and accountability from the food supply and food allergies continue to rise, traceability and accurate ingredient identification and labeling have become increasing concerns. DNA-based methods for the identification and detection of labeled and unlabeled ingredients are potentially valuable tools to support the enforcement of food regulations such as the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004. We present a workflow designed to develop real-time PCR assays using a chloroplast genome reference library for botanical species of economic interest, GenomeTrakrCP. We will focus on the application of this approach to develop methods for the detection of plant-based food allergens, specifically peanuts and tree nuts. We will also briefly discuss potential uses of full chloroplast genomes (super-barcodes) as an alternative to traditional DNA barcoding for food authentication and quality control, and the advantages and limitations of this approach in processed samples.

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1 - US Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD, 20740, USA

Chloroplast genome
Food safety
DNA-based methods.

Presentation Type: Colloquium Presentations
Session: C13, Applications of Plant Genomics
Location: 104/Mayo Civic Center
Date: Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Number: C13002
Abstract ID:710
Candidate for Awards:None

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