Genetic Inspection of Food | Rice Variety Identification
Genetic Inspection of Food
Rice Variety Identification
The variety of rice can be distinguished from the differences in genes (DNA sequences) that they contain. The commercial PCR kit for identification of Koshihikari rice combined with the Microchip Electrophoresis System for DNA/RNA Analysis can distinguish between Koshihikari and other varieties of rice. As Koshihikari exhibits just three distinguishing marker bands, it can be distinguished from other rice varieties.
DNA and RNA samples are separated by size by the electrophoresis system using a microchip so that the size of nucleic acid (DNA/RNA) samples is verified and approximately quantitated. The microchip achieves an electrophoresis system capable of speedily conducting electrophoresis separation, and a fluorescent detector ensures that analysis is performed to high sensitivity and, moreover, fully automatically.