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Research Article

Deep Sequencing of Plant and Animal DNA Contained within Traditional Chinese Medicines Reveals Legality Issues and Health Safety Concerns

  • Megan L. Coghlan,

    Affiliation: Australian Wildlife Forensic Services and Ancient DNA Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia

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  • James Haile,

    Affiliation: Australian Wildlife Forensic Services and Ancient DNA Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia

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  • Jayne Houston,

    Affiliation: Australian Wildlife Forensic Services and Ancient DNA Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia

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  • Dáithí C. Murray,

    Affiliation: Australian Wildlife Forensic Services and Ancient DNA Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia

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  • Nicole E. White,

    Affiliation: Australian Wildlife Forensic Services and Ancient DNA Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia

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  • Paula Moolhuijzen,

    Affiliation: Centre for Comparative Genomics, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia

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  • Matthew I. Bellgard,

    Affiliation: Centre for Comparative Genomics, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia

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  • Michael Bunce mail

    m.bunce@murdoch.edu.au

    Affiliation: Australian Wildlife Forensic Services and Ancient DNA Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia

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  • Published: April 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002657

About the Authors

Megan L. Coghlan, James Haile, Jayne Houston, Dáithí C. Murray, Nicole E. White, Michael Bunce
Australian Wildlife Forensic Services and Ancient DNA Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia
Paula Moolhuijzen, Matthew I. Bellgard
Centre for Comparative Genomics, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: m.bunce@murdoch.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ML Coghlan, J Haile, M Bunce. Performed the experiments: ML Coghlan, J Houston, J Haile, NE White. Analyzed the data: ML Coghlan, J Haile, DC Murray, P Moolhuijzen, MI Bellgard, M Bunce. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: P Moolhuijzen, MI Bellgard, DC Murray, M Bunce. Wrote the paper: ML Coghlan, J Haile, DC Murray, M Bunce.