Mitochondrial DNA sequencing of cat hair: an informative forensic tool.

@article{Tarditi2011MitochondrialDS,
  title={Mitochondrial DNA sequencing of cat hair: an informative forensic tool.},
  author={Christy R Tarditi and Robert A. Grahn and Jeffrey J. Evans and Jennifer Dawn Kurushima and Leslie A. Lyons},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={56 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S36-46
        }
}
Approximately 81.7 million cats are in 37.5 million U.S. households. Shed fur can be criminal evidence because of transfer to victims, suspects, and/or their belongings. To improve cat hairs as forensic evidence, the mtDNA control region from single hairs, with and without root tags, was sequenced. A dataset of a 402-bp control region segment from 174 random-bred cats representing four U.S. geographic areas was generated to determine the informativeness of the mtDNA region. Thirty-two mtDNA… CONTINUE READING
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