iBrew Bovine Meat Quality Genotyping Kit, developed Dr. Ekachai Jenwitheesuk, a researcher in Genome Institute, is a detection kit that can predict the meat quality of a beef cattle. The Kit works by determining the genotypes of four Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in Calpastatin (CAST), Calpain (CAPN) and Thyroglobulin (TG) genes that influence meat quality traits, in terms of tenderness and juiciness, in cattle by using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) method. iBrew uses non-toxic chemicals and is also user-friendly, giving result within 3 hours. Please click here to view the detailed protocol. The test will be useful in making the selection of sire and dam for breeding, as well as predicting the meat quality of calves and cattle.
Posted on 23 June 2010.