GMO testing lab was developed under a developmental project entitled “Accreditation of AARI labs for ISO-17025”. The objective of this lab is to monitor the unauthorized GM events/crops in the country. GMO testing & detection is done by the isolation of genomic DNA from the targeted samples (leaf & seed). The presence of GM elements in isolated DNA is then verified in PCR using gene specific primers. All the import/export related activities of agriculture products i.e. seeds of different crops, vegetables, fodder etc. are being monitored for the presence of GM elements by GMO testing lab of the institute.
GMO test (leaf/seed) using 35S promoter & NOS terminator.
Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute, Ayub Agricultural Research Institute (AARI), Faisalabad