Quantitative Detection of Species-Specific DNA in Feedstuffs and Fish Meals
Authors: Krcmar, Pavel; Rencova, Eva
Source: Journal of Food Protection®, Volume 68, Number 6, June 2005 , pp. 1217-1221(5)
Abstract:A sensitive and rapid method for the quantitative detection of bovine-, ovine-, swine-, and chicken-specific mitochondrial DNA sequences based on real-time PCR has been developed. The specificity of the primers and probes for real-time PCR has been tested using DNA samples of other vertebrate species that may also be present in rendered products. The quantitative detection was performed with dual-labeled probes (TaqMan) using absolute quantification with external standards of single species meat-and-bone meals. This method facilitates the detection of 0.01% of the target speciesderived material in concentrate feed mixtures and fish meals.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2005-06-01
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