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Instant, Visual, and Instrument-Free Method for On-Site Screening of GTS 40-3‑2 Soybean Based on Body-Heat Triggered Recombinase Polymerase Amplification

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posted on 27.03.2017, 00:00 by Rui Wang, Fang Zhang, Liu Wang, Wenjuan Qian, Cheng Qian, Jian Wu, Yibin Ying
On-site monitoring the plantation of genetically modified (GM) crops is of critical importance in agriculture industry throughout the world. In this paper, a simple, visual and instrument-free method for instant on-site detection of GTS 40-3-2 soybean has been developed. It is based on body-heat recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) and followed with naked-eye detection via fluorescent DNA dye. Combining with extremely simplified sample preparation, the whole detection process can be accomplished within 10 min and the fluorescent results can be photographed by an accompanied smart phone. Results demonstrated a 100% detection rate for screening of practical GTS 40-3-2 soybean samples by 20 volunteers under different ambient temperatures. This method is not only suitable for on-site detection of GM crops but also demonstrates great potential to be applied in other fields.