DNA-based identification and molecular systematics of forensically important Sarcophagidae (Diptera).

@article{Wells2001DNAbasedIA,
  title={DNA-based identification and molecular systematics of forensically important Sarcophagidae (Diptera).},
  author={Jeffrey D. Wells and Thomas Pape and Felix A H Sperling},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={1098-102}
}
Sarcophagid flies have many characteristics that make them ideal forensic indicators. However, their utility is severely limited because it is difficult or impossible to determine the species of a sarcophagid larva, and in many instances an adult specimen, based on anatomy. We developed a database of mitochondrial DNA sequence data that makes it possible to identify all sarcophagid species likely to be found feeding on a human corpse at an urban location in Canada or the USA. Analyses were… CONTINUE READING

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