Species Determination for Meat Using PCR-RFLP Analysis on the Qiaxcel® System
8 December 2013
A strategy using PCR followed by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis (PCR-RFLP) is used to identify meat from various animal species in food. Analysis results from the QIAxcel system and from agarose gel electrophoresis were compared for 14 exotic and game species. Although both techniques were suitable for species differentiation, the use of the QIAxcel was less time consuming and provided the advantage of electronic documentation.