A real-time PCR based on the amplification of a fragment of the mitochondrial 12S ribosomal RNA gene was developed and evaluated for the detection and quantification of cows’ milk in raw and heat-treated cow/sheep milk mixtures. The method combines the use of cow-specific primers that amplify a 252 bp fragment from cow DNA, and mammalian-specific primers amplifying a 428 bp fragment from mammalian species DNA, which is used as an endogenous control. The method measures PCR product accumulation through a 6-carboxyfluorescein-labeled fluorogenic probe (TaqMan). A comparison of the cycle number at which mammalian and cow-specific PCR products were first detected, in combination with the use of reference standards of known bovine content, allowed the determination of the percentage of cows’ milk in mixtures. Experimental raw and heat-treated binary mixtures were analyzed, demonstrating the specificity and sensitivity of the assay for detection and quantification of cows’ milk in the range 0.5–10%.
International Dairy Journal – Elsevier
Published: Jul 1, 2007
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