Banner for LabNotes
From Lab Notes
Contact Information
Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592
Email

 

You are here: FPL Home  / Information Products & Services  / Publications

Requested Product

Title: Anatomically Informed Optimization of DNA Extraction from Wood and Wood Products for Forensic Analysis

Source: Research In Progress FPL-RIP-4714-030. Madison, WI: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p.

Author(s): Forest Products Laboratory, .

Publication Year: 2016  View PDF »

Related Publications: view

Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: Combating illegal logging requires, among many other things, robust laboratory methods for the identification of wood species, origin, and even individual tree or board matching. One of the most promising approaches to meet these needs is the application of DNA-based methods. Scientists around the world are developing powerful sequence databases, extracting DNA from leaves and other DNA-rich plant parts. These databases could revolutionize global capacity to use DNA to identify wood and wood products. The choke-point in the broad utilization is the extraction of sufficient quantity and quality DNA from a wood or wood product, especially in a cost-effective manner in normal molecular biology laboratories.

Keywords: DNA extraction; DNA quality; wood products; illegal logging; wood anatomy; organellar microcapture

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 244 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/13/2016
RITS Product ID: 79183

Additional items that might interest you
View the video celebrating FPL's 100 years of public service in 2010, from the producers of the Greatest Good....view

Research Highlights from FPL....view

Termite Eradication: A search for the Holy Grail.... view

Moisture Management in Residential Construction Series videos...view

Wood Floor Systems in Residential Construction Series videos....view
- FPL's Mission and Strategic Plan -

FPL's mission is to identify and conduct innovative wood and fiber utilization research that contributes to conservation and productivity of the forest resource, thereby sustaining forests, the economy, and quality of life. ... ..more »

- FPL Research Emphasis Areas -
Advanced Composites

As an integral part of the FPL mission, we improve the long-term sustainability of our Nation's forests by creating valuable composite products from biobased materials ... ..more »


Advanced Structures

The FPL has been in the forefront of wood-frame housing research since 1910 and has long been recognized as a world leader in such housing-related areas as engineered wood ... ..more »


Forest Biorefinery

We all know the compelling reasons that the United States needs to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. Historically, the greatest increases in energy demand have been for transportation fuels ... ..more »


Nanotechnology

A leader in wood products research for over a century, the FPL is positioning itself to become the lead Federal research facility for the application of nanotechnology in forest products ... more »


Woody Biomass Utilization

Forests in the United States contain a substantial amount of small-diameter, overstocked, and underutilized material.FPL research projects are exploring the potential of the small-diameter ... ..more »