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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241115     Find in a Library
  Title: DNA Identification of Salvia Divinorum Samples
  Document URL: HTML PDF 
  Author(s): Terence M. Murphy ; Gurpreet Bola
  Journal: Forensic Science International: Genetics  Volume:7  Issue:1  Dated:January 2013  Pages:189 to 193
  Date Published: 01/2013
  Page Count: 5
  Annotation: The authors describe a simple DNA technique, polymerase chain reaction of the ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase large subunit (rbcL) gene, that can distinguish S. divinorum leaf pieces from pieces of tobacco or cannabis.
  Abstract: Salvia divinorum (diviner's sage) is a plant in the mint family that produces an hallucinogenic compound, salvinorin A. The plant is used, often by chewing or smoking, as a "recreational" drug source and is regulated or banned in several States and countries. The authors describe a simple DNA technique, polymerase chain reaction of the ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase large subunit (rbcL) gene, that can distinguish S. divinorum leaf pieces from pieces of tobacco or cannabis. The study also found DNA sequences adjacent to the chloroplast leucine transfer RNA (trnL) gene that are specific to S. divinorum and distinguish it from other horticulturally popular Salvia species. This article reports some significant differences between the S. divinorum trnL sequences determined and those now published in GenBank. (Published Abstract)
  Main Term(s): Forensics/Forensic Sciences
  Index Term(s): Drug detection ; Plant analysis ; Investigative techniques ; DNA fingerprinting ; United States of America
  Publisher URL: http://www.elsevier.com 
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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