Current issues in species identification for forensic science and the validity of using the cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene.


Species identification techniques commonly utilized in Australian Forensic Science laboratories are gel immunodifussion antigen antibody reactions and hair comparison analysis. Both of these techniques have significant limitations and should be considered indicative opinion based tests. The Barcode of Life Initiative aims to sequence a section of DNA (~648… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12024-010-9172-y

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