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標題: A Simple and Rapid PCR-Based Method for Ostrich Sexing Using Micro Amounts of DNA
作者: Huang, C.W.
Huang, M.C.
關鍵字: arbitrary primers;genetic-markers;identification;extraction;sequences;animals
Project: Reproduction in Domestic Animals
期刊/報告no:: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Volume 43, Issue 6, Page(s) 643-646.
The aim of the present study is to identify ostrich sex by using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on micro amounts of DNA from blood, bloodstain and feathers. Sixteen male and 18 female ostriches were used as test individuals. Genomic DNA as a template was extracted by the Chelex method. Ostrsex-P1 and P2 primers were designed to perform PCR amplification on the template. PCR products were checked using agarose gel electrophoresis with ethidium bromide staining and ostrich sex was determined directly by the bands shown on the gel. The results demonstrate that ostrich sex can be determined by the extraction of DNA from as little as 0.0125 mu l blood using Chelex, whereby the use of large amounts of organic solvents such as phenol and chloroform are unnecessary. In addition, it is possible to identify ostrich sex using micro amounts of DNA extracted from bloodstains and/or feathers. The use of feathers particularly avoids unwanted sampling problems such as the difficulty of collecting ostrich blood, the stress to the ostrich caused by bleeding, and the demand for a lot of manpower for ostrich restraint.
ISSN: 0936-6768
DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2007.00938.x
Appears in Collections:動物科學系

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