Volume 39, Issue 2 (March 1994)

    Forensic Application of Repetitive DNA Markers to the Species Identification of Animal Tissues

    (Received 1 March 1993; accepted 15 September 1993)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Highly repetitive DNA markers have been used for determining the species origin of animal tissues in cases of illegal commercialization and poaching of game animals. This approach has been used in cases involving white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), moose (Alces alces) and black bear (Ursus americanus). Digesting the DNA with various restriction enzymes, agarose electrophoresis and staining with ethidium bromide revealed unique banding patterns for each species. These patterns have been used to distinguish meat from game animal species from commercial sources of meat and organs. Data are presented from two Ontario court cases that demonstrate the application of the procedure.


    Author Information:

    White, BN
    Graduate Student and Professor/Chair, Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario,

    Guglich, EA
    Technician, Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario,

    Wilson, PJ
    Graduate Student and Professor/Chair, Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario,


    Stock #: JFS13606J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13606J

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    Title Forensic Application of Repetitive DNA Markers to the Species Identification of Animal Tissues
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    Committee E30