Use of restriction fragment length polymorphisms to identify sea turtle eggs and cooked meats to species

@article{Moore2004UseOR,
  title={Use of restriction fragment length polymorphisms to identify sea turtle eggs and cooked meats to species},
  author={M. Katherine Moore and John A. Bemiss and Susan M. Rice and Joseph M. Quattro and Cheryl M. Woodley},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={95-103}
}
One of the many threats to sea turtlepopulations is the take of turtles and theireggs for consumption and sale. Improved speciesidentification methods for sea turtle eggs andcooked meats would facilitate prosecution ofthose involved. Fatty acid-based methods toidentify eggs cannot resolve loggerheads andthe two ridley species. Protein-based methodsare not applicable to eggs or cooked meat. Wepresent methods to extract DNA from turtle eggand cooked meat and to produce diagnosticrestriction… CONTINUE READING