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Pet fur or fake fur? A forensic approach

Overview of attention for article published in Investigative Genetics, June 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)

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Title
Pet fur or fake fur? A forensic approach
Published in
Investigative Genetics, June 2014
DOI 10.1186/2041-2223-5-7
Pubmed ID
Abstract

In forensic science there are many types of crime that involve animals. Therefore, the identification of the species has become an essential investigative tool. The exhibits obtained from such offences are very often a challenge for forensic experts. Indeed, most biological materials are traces, hair or tanned fur. With hair samples, a common forensic approach should proceed from morphological and structural microscopic examination to DNA analysis. However, the microscopy of hair requires a lot of experience and a suitable comparative database to be able to recognize with a high degree of accuracy that a sample comes from a particular species and then to determine whether it is a protected one. DNA analysis offers the best opportunity to answer the question, 'What species is this?' In our work, we analyzed different samples of fur coming from China used to make hats and collars. Initially, the samples were examined under a microscope, then the mitochondrial DNA was tested for species identification. For this purpose, the genetic markers used were the 12S and 16S ribosomal RNA, while the hypervariable segment I of the control region was analyzed afterwards, to determine whether samples belonged to the same individual.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Hungary 1 3%
Unknown 35 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 19%
Student > Bachelor 5 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Other 4 11%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 3 8%
Other 8 22%
Unknown 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 28%
Environmental Science 2 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 4 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 December 2014.
All research outputs
#1,781,576
of 12,378,406 outputs
Outputs from Investigative Genetics
#50
of 95 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#30,081
of 196,976 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Investigative Genetics
#3
of 3 outputs
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