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A new, DNA-based method to detect pomegranate adulteration

Posted by on feb 11, 2016 in News

A new, DNA-based method to detect pomegranate adulteration

The large commercial success of pomegranate increase the likelihood of economically motivated adulteration, which has been gradually spotted with the undeclared addition of anthocyanin-rich plants or cheaper fruit juices used as bulking and diluting agents. A method based on Sequence-Characterized Amplified Regions (SCARs) was developed to detect the presence of Aristotelia chilensis, Aronia melanocarpa, Dioscorea alata, Euterpe oleracea, Malus × domestica, Morus nigra, Sambucus nigra, Vaccinium macrocarpon, Vaccinium myrtillus, Vitis vinifera as bulking agents in Punica granatum. The method...

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