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Cytochrome b or cytochrome c oxidase subunit I for mammalian species identification—An answer to the debate

Tobe, Shanan S. and Kitchener, Andrew and Linacre, Adrian (2009) Cytochrome b or cytochrome c oxidase subunit I for mammalian species identification—An answer to the debate. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series, 2 (1). pp. 306-307. ISSN 1875 1768

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Abstract

Species identification for forensic purposes is being increasingly used, as the value of non-human evidence is realized. This requires the identification of the species before individual analysis can take place. Traditionally the cytochrome b (cyt b) gene was used for species identification, but in 2003 the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) gene was introduced under the terminology ‘barcoding’. This started an ongoing debate as to which gene offers the best template for species identification (high inter-species variability and low intra-species variation). Sequence data from 236 mammals were compared with multiple sequence alignments for a large number of human, cow and dog samples. Comparisons were made based on the number of inter-species variations between the different species and the intra-species variation between members of the same species.

Item type: Article
ID code: 33828
Keywords: species identification, mammals, cytochrome b gene, inter-species variation, Genetics
Subjects: Science > Natural history > Genetics
Department: Faculty of Science > Pure and Applied Chemistry
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2011 13:52
    Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 10:57
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/33828

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