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Simultaneous identification of multiple mammalian species from mixed forensic samples based on mtDNA control region length polymorphism
Forensic Science International : Genetics Supplement Series
Molecular species identification in mixed or contaminated biological material has always been problematic. We developed a simple and accurate method for mammal DNA identification in mixtures, based on interspecific mitochondrial DNA control region length polymorphism. Contrary to other published methods dealing with species mixtures, our protocol requires a single universal primer pair and amplification step, and is not based on a pre-defined panel of species. This protocol has been routinely employed by our laboratory for species identification in dozens of human and animal forensic caseworks. Six representative forensic caseworks involving the specific identification of mixed animal samples are reported in this paper, in order to demonstrate the applicability and usefulness of the method.
DNA mixtures, Species identification, Wildlife forensics, Mitochondrial DNA control region
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