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ISSN: 2638-6062

Peer Reviewed Journal of Forensic & Genetic Sciences

Review Article(ISSN: 2638-6062)

Enforcement of Regulatory Bodies to Trade Indian Medicinal Plants and DNA Bar-coding In Wildlife Forensics

Volume 1 - Issue 1

Tina Sharma1*, Mukesh Kumar Thakar2 and Vivek Sahajpal3

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    • 1Assistant Professor, UIAHS, Chandigarh University, Gharuan
    • 2Professor, Department of Forensic Science, Punjabi university Patiala
    • 3Assistant Director, State Forensic Science laboratory, Junga, Shimla

    *Corresponding author: Tina Sharma, Assistant Professor, UIAHS, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, India

Received: February 02, 2018;   Published: February 13, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/PRJFGS.2018.01.000105

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Abstract

India’s diverse topology and habitat flourishes near about 45,000 species of plants. Certain species among these plants are medicinal plant species which are endemic to India. These plants are valuable for their medicinal or aromatic properties. Due to India’s biodiversity abundance, plants from the wild are wildly exploited resulting in over exploitation of medicinal plants. The present review is carried out to ascertain the rules and their regulations in various states of India which are presently saving the national heritage and helping officials to apprehend herb smugglers. The review also presents the data suggesting the present scenario of advancements in the field of wild life forensic genetics to deal with such cases and technical advancements in the field of plant/part identification during the confiscations in various states.

Keywords: DNA bar-coding; Laws protecting plants; Indian Forest ACT; Wild Life Protection Act; CITES Appendix

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