Biomolecular Approaches for the Identification of Tuna Species

Biomolecular Approaches for the Identification of Tuna Species Veterinary Research Communications, 30(Suppl. 1) (2006) 179–181 DOI: 10.1007/s11259-006-0035-7  C Springer 2006 Biomolecular Approaches for the Identification of Tuna Species A. Dalmasso, T. Civera and M.T. Bottero Department of Animal Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Torino, 10095, Grugliasco, Torino, Italy Correspondence: E-mail: mariateresa.bottero@unito.it Dalmasso, A., Civera, T. and Bottero, M.T., 2006. Biomolecular approaches for the identification of tuna species. Veterinary Research Communications, 30(Suppl. 1), 179–181 Keywords: PCR, sequencing, species identification, tuna INTRODUCTION Species identification in seafood is extremely important both for fresh products, often commercialised as fillets or half-processed, and for those products submitted to techniques which modify the characteristics related to the species. The aim of this research is the application of biomolecular assays to differentiate some species of great commercial interest, such as Thunnus thynnus, Thunnus albacares, Thunnus alalunga and Katsuwonus pelamis. The differentiation of tuna fish is particularly difficult as they are phylogenetically very close, thus frustrating the attempts made using electrophoretic and biomolecular techniques. In biomolecular techniques restriction enzymes have largely been used (Ram et al., 1996; Pardo and Perez-V ´ illareal, 2004); however these cannot be employed when mixed products are considered. This paper describes the design of species-specific primers able http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Veterinary Research Communications Springer Journals

Biomolecular Approaches for the Identification of Tuna Species

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Copyright © 2006 by Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.
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Life Sciences; Zoology; Veterinary Medicine/Veterinary Science
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0165-7380
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1573-7446
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10.1007/s11259-006-0035-7
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Veterinary Research Communications, 30(Suppl. 1) (2006) 179–181 DOI: 10.1007/s11259-006-0035-7  C Springer 2006 Biomolecular Approaches for the Identification of Tuna Species A. Dalmasso, T. Civera and M.T. Bottero Department of Animal Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Torino, 10095, Grugliasco, Torino, Italy Correspondence: E-mail: mariateresa.bottero@unito.it Dalmasso, A., Civera, T. and Bottero, M.T., 2006. Biomolecular approaches for the identification of tuna species. Veterinary Research Communications, 30(Suppl. 1), 179–181 Keywords: PCR, sequencing, species identification, tuna INTRODUCTION Species identification in seafood is extremely important both for fresh products, often commercialised as fillets or half-processed, and for those products submitted to techniques which modify the characteristics related to the species. The aim of this research is the application of biomolecular assays to differentiate some species of great commercial interest, such as Thunnus thynnus, Thunnus albacares, Thunnus alalunga and Katsuwonus pelamis. The differentiation of tuna fish is particularly difficult as they are phylogenetically very close, thus frustrating the attempts made using electrophoretic and biomolecular techniques. In biomolecular techniques restriction enzymes have largely been used (Ram et al., 1996; Pardo and Perez-V ´ illareal, 2004); however these cannot be employed when mixed products are considered. This paper describes the design of species-specific primers able

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Veterinary Research CommunicationsSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2006

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