Molecular genetic identification of whale and dolphin products from commercial markets in Korea and Japan

@article{Baker1996MolecularGI,
  title={Molecular genetic identification of whale and dolphin products from commercial markets in Korea and Japan},
  author={C. Scott Baker and Frank Cipriano and Stephen R. Palumbi},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={1996},
  volume={5}
}
We report the methods and results of molecular genetic identification of the species and, in some cases, geographical origins of whale and dolphin products purchased from retail markets and restaurants in Japan and South Korea. As reported previously (Baker & Palumbi 1994), we used the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and a portable laboratory to amplify, purify and later sequence a portion of the mitochondrial DNA control region from 16 commercial products purchased in Japan. This ‘spot check… 
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