SOP Basmati Quant Indel Bioanalyser


Standard operating procedure for the quantitative analysis of adulteration of basmati rice with the varieties Sherbati or Pak 386 using the Agilent 2100 Bionalyser and a PCR marker based on an INDEL sequence


The procedure should be used to test samples for which the presence of adulteration has been detected, and where a second estimate of levels of adulteration with Pak 386 or Sherbati is required. Note that if the RM201 quantification detects >7% adulteration but this test with INDEL B8 does not detect significant adulteration the adulterant variety could be Superfine. Conversely, if this test detects > 7% adulteration but the RM201 test does not, the adulterant variety could be Supra.
The method is designed to quantify the level of non-permitted varieties (Sherbati or PAK 386) in rice grain samples using a PCR marker based on an INDEL sequence.
This method is suitable for the quantitative analysis of known adulterant varieties in a sample of uncooked or par-boiled samples rice grains.
The test can not detect the following non-permitted varieties: Yamini, Pusa 1121, Mugad Sugandha, Superfine, Basmati 2000 and Shaheen Basmati.


Prepared by Katherine Steele, Food DNA Services Date 18 February 2008
Amended by Alison Colyer Date 16 May 2008

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