DNA Typing in a Cattle Stealing Case

    Volume 46, Issue 6 (November 2001)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Villegas Castagnasso, EE
    Centro de Investigaciones en Genética Básica y Aplicada (CIGEBA), Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, La Plata,

    Giovambattista, G
    Centro de Investigaciones en Genética Básica y Aplicada (CIGEBA), Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, La Plata,

    Lirón, JP
    Centro de Investigaciones en Genética Básica y Aplicada (CIGEBA), Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, La Plata,

    Lojo, MM
    Catedra de Genética Microbiana, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, U.N.L.P.,

    Ripoli, MV
    Centro de Investigaciones en Genética Básica y Aplicada (CIGEBA), Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, La Plata,

    Peral-García, P
    Centro de Investigaciones en Genética Básica y Aplicada (CIGEBA), Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, La Plata,

    (Received 14 September 2000; accepted 9 March 2001)

    Abstract

    DNA profiling was used as probative evidence in a cattle stealing case. The carcasses of the dead animals were found from a report and a farmer recognized the remains as those corresponding to the stolen animals by the farm mark on the coat. Those remains were collected as reference samples. Meat pieces were sequestered from a butchery and then sent to our Laboratory by the Justice Department of Buenos Aires (Argentine) to perform a DNA comparative analysis with the reference. Matches were found between the evidences and the references, supporting the hypothesis that the meat pieces had been obtained from the stolen animals. The butcher was suspected of stealing animals but no direct incrimination had been made yet.


    Paper ID: JFS15176J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15176J

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    Title DNA Typing in a Cattle Stealing Case
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