DNA barcodes for forensically important fly species in Brazil

Koroiva, Ricardo, De Souza, Mirian S., de Oliveira Roque, Fabio, and Pepinelli, Mateus (2018) DNA barcodes for forensically important fly species in Brazil. Journal of Medical Entomology, 55 (4). pp. 1055-1061.

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Here, we analyze 248 DNA barcode sequences of 35 fly species of forensic importance in Brazil. DNA barcoding can be effectively used for specimen identification of these species, allowing the unambiguous identification of 31 species, an overall success rate of 88%. Our results show a high rate of success for molecular identification using DNA barcoding sequences and open new perspectives for immature species identification, a subject on which limited forensic investigations exist in Tropical regions. We also address the implications of building a robust forensic DNA barcode database. A geographic bias is recognized for the COI dataset available for forensically important fly species in Brazil, with concentration of sequences from specimens collected mainly in sites located in the Cerrado, Mata Atlântica, and Pampa biomes.

Item ID: 58567
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1938-2928
Keywords: Calliphoridae, Forensic entomology, Muscidae, Necrophagous, Sarcophagidae
Funders: CAPES
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2019 02:24
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3109 Zoology > 310913 Invertebrate biology @ 100%
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