Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : commercial gain


IDENTIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION OF UNKNOWN MEAT USING MICTOCHONDRIAL CYTOCHROME C OXYDASE I (CO-I) MARKER IN DNA BARCODING TECHNOLOGY

Rajesh Dhakane; Arati Deshpande; Anant Shinde; Vijay Upadhye; Gayatri Tingre; Pramod Ghogare; Amol Adhao; Mahesh Chavdar; Ganesh Nikalje; Anil Jogdand

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 8153-8172

Non vegetarian food has expanded market in the world, especially, in those areas where
vegetarian foods are available in less quantity. Meat and meat products (cow beef) are
obtained by slaughtering animals including cattle. However, the origin of animal species in
food links with religious ethics, which are violated by sellers for commercial gain including
mismatch in labelling and ingredients and presence of trace amount of restricted animal
meat in daily used meat foods. Hence, authentication of the meat based foods comes in role
that protects ethics and animal protection. In this review, we have investigated the
authentication status of meat (cow beef) based food products using globally used COI gene
dependent DNA barcoding technology.