Forensic Genetics in Indonesia STR
An accurate description of the biological nature of the sample is usually included, and a unique code must be assigned to each collected sample. If the request is part of a legal procedure, not only traceability but also the strict maintenance of the chain of custody (chronological documentation of the evidence) are key issues.
It is surprising that most of the life span of the discipline has been devoted to human genetics, since a number of disagreements on questions intrinsically related to nonhuman materials always existed and, even when strictly human issues are at stake (such as the identification of a murderer), evidence from nonhuman sources can be crucial or are just the sole type of available evidence.
Challenges and opportunities that will impact the future of forensic DNA are explored including the need for education and training to improve interpretation of complex DNA profiles.
Ferri G, Corradini B, Ferrari F, Santunione AL, Palazzoli F, Alu M. Forensic botany II, DNA barcode for land plants: Which markers after the international agreement? Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2015;15:131–6. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2014.10.005 .
Linacre A, Thorpe J. Detection and identification of cannabis by DNA. Forensic Sci Int. 1998;91(1):71–6.
Prosser SW, Hebert PD. Rapid identification of the botanical and entomological sources of honey using DNA metabarcoding. Food Chem. 2017;214:183–91. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.07.077 .
Sharma S, Shrivastava N. Renaissance in phytomedicines: promising implications of NGS technologies. Planta. 2016;244(1):19–38. doi: 10.1007/s00425-016-2492-8
Dufresnes C, Jan C, Bienert F, Goudet J, Fumagalli L. Broad-Scale Genetic Diversity of Cannabis for Forensic Applications. PLoS One. 2017