DNA Fingerprinting of Pearls, Corals and Ivory: A Brief Review of Applications in Gemmology
DNA Fingerprinting of Pearls, Corals and Ivory: A Brief Review of Applications in Gemmology. Published in Journal of Gemmology, 2018, 36, 2, 152-160. Author(s): L.E. Cartier, M.S. Krzemnicki, B. Lendvay, J. B. Meyer
DNA Fingerprinting of Pearls to Determine their Origins
Abstract: We report the first successful extraction of oyster DNA from a pearl and use it to identify the source oyster species for the three major pearl-producing oyster species Pinctada margaritifera, P. maxima and P. radiata. Both mitochondrial and nuclear gene fragments could be PCR-amplified and sequenced.