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Short tandem repeat (STR) DNA markers are hypervariable and informative in Cannabis sativa : implications for forensic investigations

Gilmore, Scott; Peakall, Rodney; Robertson, James


Short tandem repeat (STR) markers are the DNA marker of choice in forensic analysis of human DNA. Here we extend the application of STR markers to Cannabis sativa and demonstrate their potential for forensic investigations. Ninety-three individual cannabis plants, representing drug and fibre accessions of widespread origin were profiled with five STR makers. A total of 79 alleles were detected across the five loci. All but four individuals from a single drug-type accession had a unique...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Forensic Science International
DOI: 10.1016/S0379-0738(02)00397-3


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