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Reconstructing Mammalian Phylogenies: A Detailed Comparison of the Cytochrome b and Cytochrome Oxidase Subunit I Mitochondrial Genes
The phylogeny and taxonomy of mammalian species were originally based upon shared or derived morphological characteristics. However, genetic analyses have more recently played an increasinglyExpand
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Evaluation of Six Presumptive Tests for Blood, Their Specificity, Sensitivity, and Effect on High Molecular‐Weight DNA
ABSTRACT: Luminol, leuchomalachite green, phenolphthalein, Hemastix®, Hemident™, and Bluestar© are all used as presumptive tests for blood. In this study, the tests were subjected to dilute bloodExpand
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Generation of DNA profiles from fabrics without DNA extraction.
DNA profiles can be obtained from fabrics where a person has made direct contact with clothing. A standard approach is to cut out a section of the fabric and then use a commercially available methodExpand
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A multiplex assay to identify 18 European mammal species from mixtures using the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene
A novel species‐specific multiplex to identify 18 common European mammalian species (badger, cat, cow, dog, donkey, fox, goat, guinea pig, harvest mouse, hedgehog, horse, house mouse, human, pig,Expand
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A revised taxonomy of the Felidae : The final report of the Cat Classification Task Force of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group
1. The current classification of the Felidae was reviewed by a panel of 22 experts divided into core, expert and review groups, which make up the Cat Classification Task Force CCTF of the IUCN Cat ...
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An overview to the investigative approach to species testing in wildlife forensic science
The extent of wildlife crime is unknown but it is on the increase and has observable effects with the dramatic decline in many species of flora and fauna. The growing awareness of this area ofExpand
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A technique for the quantification of human and non-human mammalian mitochondrial DNA copy number in forensic and other mixtures.
  • S. Tobe, A. Linacre
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Forensic science international. Genetics
  • 1 September 2008
The number of mitochondria per cell varies by cell type and the number of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genomes varies per mitochondrion. Biological samples from unknown species are encounteredExpand
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DNA typing in wildlife crime: recent developments in species identification
Species identification has become a tool in the investigation of acts of alleged wildlife crimes. This review details the steps required in DNA testing in wildlife crime investigations and highlightsExpand
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Sensitivity and specificity of presumptive tests for blood, saliva and semen
PurposeDespite their wide use, the limits of presumptive tests can be poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the specificity and sensitivity of conventional, as well asExpand
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Successful DNA typing of a drug positive urine sample from a race horse
The detection of performance altering substances in horse urine is a routine requirement by racing authorities and other sporting regulatory bodies. In the case of a positive result the origin of theExpand
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