Quantitative PCR for DNA identification based on genome-specific interspersed repetitive elements

Jerilyn A Walker, David A Hughes, Dale J Hedges, Bridget A Anders, Meredith E Laborde, Jaiprakash Shewale, Sudhir K Sinha, Mark A Batzer

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Abstract

We have designed and evaluated a series of class-specific (Aves), order-specific (Rodentia), and species-specific (equine, canine, feline, rat, hamster, guinea pig, and rabbit) polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assays for the identification and quantitation of DNA using amplification of genome-specific short and long interspersed elements. Using SYBR Green-based detection, the minimum effective quantitation levels of the assays ranged from 0.1 ng to 0.1 pg of starting DNA template. Background cross-amplification with DNA templates derived from sixteen other species was negligible prior to 30 cycles of PCR. The species-specificity of the PCR amplicons was further demonstrated by the ability of the assays to accurately detect known quantities of species-specific DNA from mixed (complex) sources. The 10 assays reported here will help facilitate the sensitive detection and quantitation of common domestic animal and bird species DNA from complex biomaterials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-27
Number of pages10
JournalGenomics
Volume83
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

Keywords

  • Animals
  • DNA/analysis
  • Genome
  • Interspersed Repetitive Sequences
  • Linear Models
  • Mammals/genetics
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction/methods
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Species Specificity

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