Illegal product manufacturing and exportation from Pakistan: Revealing the factuality of highly processed wildlife skin samples via DNA mini-barcoding

  • Fida Muhammad Khan, Kainaat William, Samreen Aruge, Safia Janjua, Safdar Ali Shah
  • Nucleosides Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids, March 2018, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/15257770.2018.1450507

Revealing the factuality of highly processed wildlife skin samples via DNA mini-barcoding

What is it about?

Skin samples of wild animals are highly processed before designing any type of goods, which are difficult to identify. In this study we have used a very simple and fast method for accurate identification of highly processed skin samples of wildlife by applying DNA Mini-Barcoding technique.

Why is it important?

This works helps wildlife officials to timely and accurately identify the illegal products made from wildlife. In this way the culprits can be identified properly, thus helping in the conservation of wildlife.

Perspectives

Fida Muhammad Khan
Centre for Bioresource Research (CBR)

This study helps wildlife management to identify and control illegal export of parts or products designed from the skin of wildlife which are in other case prohibited for exportation across the borders.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15257770.2018.1450507

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