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 1875-1768Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
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.
|Keywords:||species identification, mammals, cytochrome b gene, inter-species variation, Genetics, Genetics, Pathology and Forensic Medicine|
|Subjects:||Science > Natural history > Genetics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Pure and Applied Chemistry|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||28 Sep 2011 12:52|
|Last modified:||04 May 2016 19:46|