Microsatellite analysis of four populations of the blow fly, Calliphora dubia to assess within species genetic diversity and implications for forensic entomology

Ellora Roseanne Ker

    Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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    Abstract

    lntraspecies genetic variation may impact the accuracy of forensic entomological estimates where reference data, derived from a single population, is applied to variable locations. A microsatellite library and multiplex system were developed to assess intraspecies genetic variation between four populations of the forensically significant fly, Calliphora dubia (Diptera : Calliphoridae), located along the coastline of Western Australia . No genetic variation was detected between populations although evidence of two sub-populations were revealed within the Geraldton population. Population specific data appears unwarranted for forensic applications involving C. dubia within Western Australia, though environmental influences or phenotypic plasticity were not ruled out.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationMasters
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date25 Oct 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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