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Fa Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2011 Dec;27(6):451-4, 459.

[Applications of DNA identification technology in protection of wild animals].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1Chinese People's Public Security University, Beijing 100038, China.


With the development of biotechnology, forensic DNA identification technology in protection of wild animals has been used more and more widely. This review introduces the global status of wildlife crime and the relevant protection to wildlife, outlines the practical applications of forensic DNA identification technology with regard to species identification, determination of geographic origin, individual identification and paternity identification. It focus on the techniques commonly used in DNA typing and their merits and demerits, as well as the problems and prospects of forensic DNA technology for wildlife conservation.

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