Acceptance of domestic cat mitochondrial DNA in a criminal proceeding.

@article{Lyons2014AcceptanceOD,
  title={Acceptance of domestic cat mitochondrial DNA in a criminal proceeding.},
  author={Leslie A. Lyons and Robert A. Grahn and Teri Jean Kun and Linda R Netzel and Elizabeth E Wictum and Joy L. Halverson},
  journal={Forensic science international. Genetics},
  year={2014},
  volume={13},
  pages={
          61-7
        }
}
Shed hair from domestic animals readily adheres to clothing and other contact items, providing a source of transfer evidence for criminal investigations. Mitochondrial DNA is often the only option for DNA analysis of shed hair. Human mitochondrial DNA analysis has been accepted in the US court system since 1996. The murder trial of the State of Missouri versus Henry L. Polk, Jr. represents the first legal proceeding where cat mitochondrial DNA analysis was introduced into evidence. The… CONTINUE READING
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