IDENTIFICATION OF AN ANIMAL CONTRIBUTOR WITHIN MIXTURE TRACES

IDENTIFICATION OF AN ANIMAL CONTRIBUTOR WITHIN MIXTURE TRACES


IDENTIFICATION OF AN ANIMAL CONTRIBUTOR WITHIN MIXTURE TRACES BY INTERPRETATION OF THE MITOCHONDRIAL DNA SEQUENCE

Berger,C.; Niederst├Ątter,H.; Steinlechner,M.; Hatzer-Grubwieser,P.; Parson,W.

Species identification of non-human traces is well established in the forensic community and supplements the commonly used human specific DNA analysis. The routinely used Sanger sequencing analysis of the cytochrome b (cytb) gene proved to be one of the most suitable methods to infer the species of an unknown sample over the last years as it is robust and in a lot of cases successful due to the high copy number of mitochondrial (mt) DNA per cell.

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