Molecular Toxonomy of Forensically Important Carrion Flies Using mt (DNA COI)


  • Bansode Sarika Department of Zoology, Kelkar Education Trust’s V.G. Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mithagar Road, Mulund (East), Mumbai 400081, Maharashtra
  • More Vitthal Department of Zoology, Government College of Arts and Science, Aurangabad 431004, Maharashtra
  • Ragade Vinod Department of Zoology, Kelkar Education Trust’s V.G. Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mithagar Road, Mulund (East), Mumbai 400081, Maharashtra



Molecular identification, Chrysomya megacephala, Chrysomya rufifacies, Sarcophaga dux, forensic, maggots, carrion flies, mtDNA


Identification of forensically important carrion flies is made challenging by the lack of taxonomists and morphological identification keys. The eggs or larvae are difficult to identify morphologically, and in such cases, molecular technique, DNA Barcoding specific to mt (DNA COI) provides a genuine substitute. The mtCOI of two Calliphoridae species, Chrysomya megacephala, Chrysomya rufifacies and one Sarcophagidae species, Sarcophaga dux are examined in the present study for molecular identification.


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Sarika, B., Vitthal, M., & Vinod, R. (2023). Molecular Toxonomy of Forensically Important Carrion Flies Using mt (DNA COI). Indian Journal of Entomology, 85(3), 643–646.



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