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Environmental DNA: Reviewing environmental DNA, contamination issues and an investigation of the prevalence of background DNA with Murdoch University

Kolanski, Supaneda (2016) Environmental DNA: Reviewing environmental DNA, contamination issues and an investigation of the prevalence of background DNA with Murdoch University. Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

DNA profiling technology such as Short Tandem Repeat (STR) analysis has achieved worldwide public as well as professional acceptance due to a reliable means of individual identification and has had a significant impact on criminal justice systems. The approach has been employed in forensic disciplines for years for the purpose of individual identification in both cases of interrogation or exoneration of suspect(s). The ability to detect minute amount of trace DNA of the increased sensitivity of DNA analysis methodology not only allow investigator to amplify target DNA associated with the crime event, but also enables the discovery of contaminating DNA resulted from pre-existent environmental DNA at the scene of crime.

Publication Type: Thesis (Masters by Coursework)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Supervisor: Chapman, Brendan and Speers, James
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/35122
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