Detection of seagull meat in meat mixtures using real-time PCR analysis

KESMEN Z. , Celebi Y., Gulluce A., Yetim H.

FOOD CONTROL, vol.34, no.1, pp.47-49, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2013.04.006
  • Title of Journal : FOOD CONTROL
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-49


The possibility of the adulteration of meat products with seagull meat disturbs people living in coastal cities. In order to eliminate the suspicions of consumers a sensitive and reliable method is needed for the detection of seagull meat. In order to identify and quantify seagull meat in meat mixtures a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay, using species-specific primers and a TaqMan probe was designed on the mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 gene.