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DNA Diagnostics for Testing Wine Authenticity - AN0609

Description
The investigation of wine authenticity using DNA profiling methods, with particular reference to the identification of grape inter-specific hybrids in quality wines.
Objective
To identify the cultivars used in the production of a wine in order to determine whether a "quality" wine has been produced illegally from inter-specific hybrids or whether the geographical origin of a wine is as stated on the label.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1993

To: 1994

Cost: £48,762
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Campden Technology Ltd
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