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This study describes an investigation into the use of a PCR-RFLP technique as a routine analytical tool for species testing. The technique was used to generate DNA fingerprints for 22 animal species by amplifying a 359 bp region within the cytochrome b gene and digesting the amplified product using Hae III and Hinf I. All species could be discriminated(More)
Quantitative analysis of genetically modified (GM) foods requires estimation of the amount of the transgenic event relative to an endogenous gene. Regulatory authorities in the European Union (EU) have defined the labelling threshold for GM food on the copy number ratio between the transgenic event and an endogenous gene. Real-time polymerase chain reaction(More)
The random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) method was investigated as a potential fish species identification method. One hundred and sixteen specimens from eight species of fish were analysed. The eight species tested were barramundi, Nile perch, john dory, mirror dory, silver dory, spikey oreo, warty oreo and smooth oreo. The predominant species tested(More)
Current screening and event-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays for the detection and identification of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in samples of unknown composition or for the detection of non-regulated GMOs have limitations, and alternative approaches are required. A transgenic DNA fingerprinting methodology using restriction enzyme(More)
During an evaluation of the Accuprobe kit for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes, some of the enrichment media used were found to interfere with the test. Microscopic examination during the lysis step of the test revealed that media containing high salt greatly reduced or prevented cell lysis. This prevented the probe from binding to the cellular RNA,(More)
A simple amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) model, using the bacteriophage lambda genome, was developed to test the reproducibility of this technique in an international comparative study. Using either non-selective or selective primers, nine fragments or subsets of two or three fragments, respectively, were predicted using in silico software.(More)
This study presents the results from an interlaboratory sequencing study for which we developed a novel high-resolution method for comparing data from different sequencing platforms for a multi-copy, paralogous gene. The combination of PCR amplification and 16S ribosomal RNA gene (16S rRNA) sequencing has revolutionized bacteriology by enabling rapid(More)
Hypermethylation at promoter regions of tumour suppressor genes is diagnostic for many cancers. Many genomic regions that may be the targets for clinical diagnostic assays have been identified through use of measuring systems reliant on bisulphite conversion, but few of these promising markers are in clinical use. The comparability of a widely used DNA(More)
There is a recognised need for standardisation of protocols for vector genome analysis used in vector manufacturing, to establish dosage, in biodistribution studies and to detect gene doping in sport. Analysis of vector genomes and transgene expression is typically performed by qPCR using plasmid-based calibrants incorporating transgenic sequences. These(More)
Measurement of RNA can be used to study and monitor a range of infectious and non-communicable diseases, with profiling of multiple gene expression mRNA transcripts being increasingly applied to cancer stratification and prognosis. An international comparison study (Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance (CCQM)-P103.1) was performed in order to(More)
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