Recent Progress in High-Throughput Detection Technology for Food Safety

  • Wentao Xu


Nucleic acid detection (specifically, DNA and RNA analysis) is of great importance to clinical diagnosis, forensic analysis, biological and biomedical fields, and food safety. Because of the increasing number of targets to be detected, traditional single detection techniques cannot fulfill the necessary requirements. Hence, multiple and high-throughput detection methods have been developed. These technologies can save time and reduce costs; moreover, the validation of their results is simpler and more intuitive. This review mainly describes the basic principle as well as the advantages and applications of each commonly used high-throughput detection method.


Multiplex PCR Universal primer High-throughput detection DNA chips Pyrosequencing 



This work is supported by the National Science and Technology Major Project (2016ZX08012-001). Many thanks to Ying Shang for her kindly help in manuscript conception and preparation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wentao Xu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Food Nutrition and Human Health, College of Food Science & Nutritional EngineeringChina Agricultural UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Laboratory for Food Quality and Safety, College of Food Science & Nutritional EngineeringChina Agricultural UniversityBeijingChina

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