DNA detective: a review of molecular approaches to wildlife forensics.

  title={DNA detective: a review of molecular approaches to wildlife forensics.},
  author={Erika A. Alacs and Arthur Georges and Nancy Nelson Fitzsimmons and James Robertson},
  journal={Forensic science, medicine, and pathology},
  volume={6 3},
Illegal trade of wildlife is growing internationally and is worth more than USD$20 billion per year. DNA technologies are well suited to detect and provide evidence for cases of illicit wildlife trade yet many of the methods have not been verified for forensic applications and the diverse range of methods employed can be confusing for forensic practitioners. In this review, we describe the various genetic techniques used to provide evidence for wildlife cases and thereby exhibit the diversity… CONTINUE READING

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