Establishing a database of Canadian feline mitotypes for forensic use.

@article{Arcieri2016EstablishingAD,
  title={Establishing a database of Canadian feline mitotypes for forensic use.},
  author={Margherita Arcieri and Gianluca Agostinelli and Zachery Gray and Amanda Spadaro and Leslie A. Lyons and Kristen Marie Gansberger Webb},
  journal={Forensic science international. Genetics},
  year={2016},
  volume={22},
  pages={
          169-174
        }
}
Hair shed by pet animals is often found and collected as evidence from crime scenes. Due to limitations such as small amount and low quality, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is often the only type of DNA that can be used for linking the hair to a potential contributor. mtDNA has lower discriminatory power than nuclear DNA because multiple, unrelated individuals within a population can have the same mtDNA sequence, or mitotype. Therefore, to determine the evidentiary value of a match between crime… CONTINUE READING
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