IDENTIFICATION OF AN ANIMAL CONTRIBUTOR WITHIN MIXTURE TRACES BY INTERPRETATION OF THE MITOCHONDRIAL DNA SEQUENCE
Berger,C.; Niederstätter,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.