A novel forensic DNA profiling technique for protected species

S Ciavaglia, S Donnellan, S Tobe, J Henry, A Linacre

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Abstract

Geographic assignment of an unknown sample is a key aim in wildlife forensic science. In the course of examining 28 hypervariable STR loci for this purpose, a locus (MsF14) was observed that routinely exhibited variable amplification efficacy, appearing heritable in a Mendelian manner and reproducible. A correlation was seen between efficacy of amplification and geographic origin using 155 samples from across the species’ native range. We propose that this STR locus shows potential to assist in the geographical assignment of an unknown python sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pagese258-e260
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
Event26th International Society for Forensic Genetics Congress - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 31 Aug 20155 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference26th International Society for Forensic Genetics Congress
CountryPoland
CityKrakow
Period31/08/155/09/15

Keywords

  • Geographic assignment
  • Pythons
  • Species identification
  • STRs
  • Wildlife forensic science

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    Ciavaglia, S., Donnellan, S., Tobe, S., Henry, J., & Linacre, A. (2015). A novel forensic DNA profiling technique for protected species. e258-e260. Paper presented at 26th International Society for Forensic Genetics Congress, Krakow, Poland. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2015.09.103