Application of Sampling and Detection Methods in Agricultural Plant Biotechnology

Application of Sampling and Detection Methods in Agricultural Plant Biotechnology

1st Edition - July 29, 2022

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  • Editors: Ray Shillito, Guomin Shan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323992930
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323992947

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Application of Sampling and Detection Methods in Agricultural Plant Biotechnology describes detection methods for seed, plants and grain derived from biotechnology. This international handbook, based on a series of workshops carried out for governments in collaboration with ILSI and Co-published in partnership with the Cereals & Grains Association, provides the technical and practical information needed to develop, validate and use detection methods. This useful resource provides readers with the tools necessary to carry out reliable sampling, detection and interpretation of data.

Key Features

  • Presents a review of the technologies and approaches used for sampling and detecting biotechnology products in seed, plants, grain, food and feed
  • Serves as a GM detection manual for international regulators and government agencies, testing laboratories, and academic and industrial professionals
  • Contains case studies, applications, literature reviews and coverage of recent developments


Academics and scientists working for agricultural biotechnology companies, within the seed and food and feed industries, GM test kit manufacturing companies, research and testing laboratories in the public and private sectors, and government agencies, as well as students studying related areas

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction: Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Crops
    2. Seed Testing – Purity and Low-Level Presence (LLP)
    3. Grain Supply Chain Testing – Import and Export
    4. Principles of Nucleic Acid-Based Detection Methods
    5. Method Validation: DNA Based Detection Methods
    6. Principles of Protein Detection Methods
    7. Method Validation: Protein Detection Methods
    8. Sources and Use of Reference Materials
    9. Seed and Grain Sampling
    10. Plant and Field Analysis
    11. Testing Laboratory Design and Management
    12. International Standards
    13. Analytical Strategy and Interpretation of Results
    14. Detection of Gene-Edited Products
    15. Future Perspectives and Challenges

Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publ. & Cereals & Grains Assoc. Bookstore 2022
  • Published: July 29, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publ. & Cereals & Grains Assoc. Bookstore
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323992930
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323992947

About the Editors

Ray Shillito

Ray Shillito was a co-organizer of the ILSI International Food Biotechnology Committee (IFBiC)– American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI) workshops from which the concept and much of the content of this book were derived and has presented the materials in the workshops given in many countries. As a BASF business support manager, he represents BASF (Seeds and Traits) in many trade associations and technical and science organizations, including CropLife, ISO, AOAC, Cereals & Grains Association (formerly AACC), and AEIC. He interacts internationally on standards setting in the area of analytical technology (with a focus on agricultural biotechnology), and he chairs the ISO committee TC34/SC16 (Biomarkers) and the Cereals & Grains Association Molecular Biomarkers for Grain Technical Committee.

Affiliations and Expertise


Guomin Shan

Guomin Shan received a bachelor’s degree in pesticide chemistry and a master’s degree in environmental toxicology from Beijing Agricultural University, China. In 1997, he received a PhD degree in entomology from Louisiana State University. After graduating, Guomin spent 4 years at the University of California, Davis as a postdoctoral fellow and a research scientist. He joined Dow AgroSciences LLC in 2001, where the focus of his career has been on transgenic traits and animal health product research and development. At Dow, he has served various leadership positions, including technical leader, science leader, seeds regulatory business partner, and global regulatory leader. Currently, he is the leader of the Predictive Safety Center in Corteva Crop Protection Regulatory Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Corteva Agriscience Crop Protection Regulatory Science, USA

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