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Suresh Kumar, U. and Ratheesh, R.V. and George, Thomas and Sanil, George (2012) Use of DNA barcoding in wildlife forensics: a study of sambar deer (Rusa unicolor). Forest Science and Technology, 8 (4). 224-226. ISSN 2158-0715

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This paper reports a case in which a wildlife range officer had suspected that some people had killed a sambar deer (Rusa unicolor). Cooked meat and dried skin were seized from the suspects and forwarded to our laboratory for DNA testing to resolve the identity of the animal. Mitochondrial cytochrome C oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) analysis revealed that the cooked meat and skin of the animal were of a sambar deer by comparing the sequences with the reference sequence of R. unicolor generated in our laboratory. The study illuminates the use of barcode sequences and reference databases in wildlife forensic applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CO1; wildlife forensics; DNA barcoding; reference database; sambar deer
Subjects: Environmental Biology
Depositing User: Rgcb Library
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 05:10
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 08:12
URI: http://rgcb.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/370

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