A genetically modified organism (GMO) testing laboratory is the first private laboratory approved
by the ministry of commerce and industry (MOCI) and accredited by Saudi standards metrology
and quality organization (SASO) specification of the stander ISO-17025 to provide its services to
all local and international food companies, seed companies, seed producers, seed breeders, food
suppliers and private individuals.
GMO testing laboratory uses the PCR technology which provides
the most accurate nucleic acids quantification available in the
market by using highly advanced technique called Real-Time PCR
(light cycler) technology. GMO testing laboratory specialized in the
fields of GMO testing, microbial detection and pork identification
in food, feed and raw materials. GMO testing laboratory
incorporates fully calibrated and standardized instruments in
the methods to assure quality and to minimize analytical errors.
A genetically modified organism (GMO) testing
The concept of altering organism genes for human benefit goes back over thousands of years with the beginning
of cultivation of crops. Farmers have long back crossed plants displaying favorable traits in order to produce an
improved hybrid. Ever since the genetic structure of DNA was developed in 1953, potential of genetic engineering
has attracted scientists to redesign the DNA to develop GMO plants. GMO plants are produced in laboratories
by transferring genes from other organism be it plant or animal or bacteria into unrelated organism. Now a day’s
many countries are producing GMO plant and their products to increase the food production for the growing
population of the world. For example USA along produced 70% of GMO seeds and supply to other countries.
Every new product entering
into market are not sure if it safe for human and animal consumption.
Hereunder you may find brief information on genetically modified
organism GMO as follows :
• DNA cell is the basic unit of life which contains nucleus in the
centre. DNA is the genetic material present in every cell on chrom
osomes inside the nucleus. Gene is a part of DNA responsible for
a particular trait or character in the organism.
• GMO a genetically modified organism is an organism in which
its original DNA is manipulated with the sequence of DNA from
other unrelated organism by using DNA recombinant technology.
GMOs are created by :
• Removing particular trait or sequence or character.
• Adding particular trait or sequence or character.
• Modifying particular trait or sequence or character.