Design and Development of DNA Oligonucleotide Microarrays (Biochips) for Fish Species Identification From Processed Food Products [ 2002 - 2004 ]

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Researchers Dr CM Austin Dr LJ Laurenson Dr SA Wilcox

Brief description Australia's seafood industry (valued at A$2 billion/annum) imports and exports a wide variety of fish and shellfish products. This industry is open to exploitation, specifically in respect of product labelling. A rapid and reliable method for identifying commercial and endangered fish species in seafood products is urgently needed for effective management and regulation of the industry. New genetic biochip technology enables any species or strains of an organism to be rapidly, and accurately, identified by non-experts. In collaboration with GeneScan Australia, this project applies this new technology to develop a diagnostic tool for checking the labelling of Australian seafood products.

Funding Amount $67,635

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