5. Use and guidelines for plant DNA analyses in forensics

  1. David W. Hall2 and
  2. Jason H. Byrd3
  1. Matthew A. Gitzendanner

Published Online: 9 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119945734.ch5

Forensic Botany: A Practical Guide

Forensic Botany: A Practical Guide

How to Cite

Gitzendanner, M. A. (2012) Use and guidelines for plant DNA analyses in forensics, in Forensic Botany: A Practical Guide (eds D. W. Hall and J. H. Byrd), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119945734.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    David W. Hall Consultant Inc., 3666 NW. 13th Place, Gainesville, FL 32605, USA

  2. 3

    William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida, PO Box 147100, FL 32610-0275, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Florida, Department of Biology, PO Box 118526, Gainesville, FL 32611-8526, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470664094

Online ISBN: 9781119945734

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Keywords:

  • plant DNA analyses in forensics, use and guidelines;
  • genetic analysis, applications in botanical forensic samples;
  • genetic differences, basis of DNA investigations;
  • non-technical users, and genetic analyses in forensic botany;
  • species identification using DNA sequences, and DNA bases;
  • species identification through DNA barcoding;
  • DNA barcoding, new possibilities in forensic botany;
  • identification of population of origin, and marker-based methods;
  • power of plant forensics, lacking a CODIS-like database;
  • microsatellites, as genetic markers, microsatellite data in forensics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Types of samples and collection for DNA analyses

  • Uses of genetic data

  • Genotyping methods

  • Finding a laboratory for analysis

  • Case studies

  • Conclusions

  • References