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Hair Analysis of Mammals of Brazilian Wildlife for Forensic Purposes

Tremori, Talia, Monteiro Garcia, Fernanda, Montoya Flórez, Luis Mauricio, Picado Gonçalves, Bianca, Ferraz de Camargo, Barbara, GWINNETT, Claire, Teixeira, Carlos and Sousa Rocha, Noeme (2018) Hair Analysis of Mammals of Brazilian Wildlife for Forensic Purposes. Open Journal of Animal Sciences, 8 (3). pp. 335-345. ISSN 2161-7627

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Abstract or description

Wildlife trafficking is classified as the fourth largest illegal commerce in the
world. Taxonomic identification of wildlife is an ordinary process for forensics
experts. The aim of this study was to analyze animal’s hair from Brazilian’s
wildlife through microscopic and compare morphology of bristle among
species analyzed. Hair samples of nine species were analyzed. Glass slides were
analyzed through optical microscopy and following measurements were obtained:
total length, medulla diameter, overall diameter and overall ratio diameter
of the medulla’s diameter. The images obtained at identification of
animals through the morphology of hair and the statistics analysis corroborates
in favor for the validation of the technique.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Law, Policing and Forensics > Criminal Justice and Forensic Science
Depositing User: Claire GWINNETT
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2018 13:23
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:53

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