Siniscalco Gigliano, S
Associate professor of Botany, Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Napoli,
(Received 16 February 1998; accepted 14 September 1998)
A method is described to identify an unknown sample of plant material of forensic interest as Cannabis sativa L. The method consists in comparing the sequence of the nuclear ribosomal DNA Internal Transcribed Spacer I (ITS1) of the unknown sample with a Cannabis sequence. Our preliminary results show that the ITS1 is an ideal molecule for the identification of a sample suspected to be marijuana.
Paper ID: JFS14497J