4. Species Testing

  1. Adrian M. T. Linacre1 and
  2. Shanan S. Tobe2

Published Online: 7 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118496411.ch4

Wildlife DNA Analysis: Applications in Forensic Science

Wildlife DNA Analysis: Applications in Forensic Science

How to Cite

Linacre, A. M. T. and Tobe, S. S. (2013) Species Testing, in Wildlife DNA Analysis: Applications in Forensic Science, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118496411.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

  2. 2

    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 10 MAY 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470665954

Online ISBN: 9781118496411

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Keywords:

  • database;
  • DNA;
  • species testing

Summary

This chapter leads the reader through the process of designing, testing and validating a species testing. This is conducted using step by step worked examples that can be followed by the user. In this chapter, the phylogenetic definition of a species is used. All members of the same species share a large amount of their DNA. Closely related species share more DNA than more distantly related species; and when two species are more distantly related, then increasing variation is expected to be present between their genomes.