원저 : 들소(Bos javanicus)로 밝혀진 호랑이 기념품: DNA 염기서열 분석에 의한 종 확인
- 이서진, 현지연, 민미숙, 이무영, 이항
- Korean Journal of Veterinary Research(구 대한수의학회지)
- 제53권 제4호
- 등재여부 : KCI등재
- 239 - 243 (5 pages)
Tigers are one of the most endangered species over the world and protected internationally or locally. However, they are still traded illegally for the Traditional East Asia Medicine or souvenirs / mementos as well as fake products. In the present study, to identify the species of the specimen known as the tiger’s genitalia that was sold for mementos in China, two approaches of genetic tools and morphological comparisons were applied. On the basis of the entire sequences of mitochondrial cytochrome b gene (1,140 bp), the result of nucleotide comparisons showed that the specimen examined here is matched with banteng, Bos javanicus (Identities = 1,138/1,140; 99%). In addition, the examination of external morphological characters revealed that the genitalia of the specimen is much more similar to the one of cows, not to tigers. The outcomes highlighted that there are still some fake products of tigers traded in market and molecular genetic tools could help identifying species of wildlife products.