Dear Yun Hui,
Thanks for asking about our mitoPrimers™. mitoPrimers™ were designed based on the Hypervariable 1 and 2 regions of human mtDNA to prevent any cross-species amplification between species.
I compared the A1 and CA mitoPrimers™ to the Rattus norvegicus mitochondrial genome and found that the A1 mitoPrimer™ aligns with two mismatched base pairs. C1 mitoPrimer™ did not align. I would recommend you compare the primer sequences to your specific rat genome using BLAST to determine if the mitoPrimers™ are compatible.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions.
Sabrina Shore, MS
Senior Research Associate
Use the A1/B1 and C1/D1 primer sets to PCR amplify human mitochondrial DNA hypervariable region 1 (HV1) and hypervariable region 2 (HV2), respectively.
The A1/B1 and C1/D1 PCR products can be sequenced using primers A1/A2/A4/B1/B2/B4 and C1/C2/D1/D2/D4, respectively. As a first step, use primers A1/ B1 and C1/D1 for sequencing unless there are problems in getting a continuous sequencing read. Should this problem be encountered, more focused sequencing reads can be performed using primers A2/A4/B2/B4 and C2/D2/D4.
mitoPrimers™ undergo a proprietary purification process to ensure high-quality sequencing data. Furthermore, mitoPrimers™ have been quality control tested with NIST-certified DNA in a PCR/Sanger sequencing assay, thereby allowing less in-house validation by the end-user.