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Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2010 Jan;75(1):1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2009.10.001. Epub 2009 Oct 12.

Identification of transgenic foods using NIR spectroscopy: a review.

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  • 1Department of Fisheries and Environmental Science, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran.


The utilization of chemometric methods in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of feeds, foods, medicine and so on has been accompanied with the great evolution in the progress and in the near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Hence, recently the application of NIR spectroscopy has extended on the context of genetics and transgenic products. The aim of this review was to investigate the application of NIR spectroscopy to identificate transgenic products and to compare it with the traditional methods. The results of copious researches showed that the application of NIRS technology was successful to distinguish transgenic foods and it has advantages such as fast, avoiding time-consuming, non-destructive and low cost in relation to the antecedent methods such as PCR and ELISA.

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