International Sugar Journal

Sugar from genetically modified sugarcane: Tracking transgenes, transgene products and compositional analysis* [Full subscriber]

This study was performed to prepare the Australian sugar industry for the likely introduction of genetically modified (GM) sugarcane and derived retail sugar products, and to address some of the potential public concerns regarding the characteristics and safety of GM sugarcane products. Juice from representative stalks in a GM field trial of sugarcane plants produced using two different transformation methods (Agrobacteriummediated or biolistics) was compared with untransformed controls [tissue culture (TC) and parent clones (PC)]. The juice was subjected to laboratory scale methods that mimic the factory crystallisation process in order to produce a crystalline raw sugar product. Molecular analysis…

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