Forensic science in support of conservation efforts - developments in morphological and chemical approaches in Taiwan

in Domestic Journal (external review journal), 國內期刊(外審期刊)
標題Forensic science in support of conservation efforts - developments in morphological and chemical approaches in Taiwan
出版類型國內期刊(外審期刊)
出版年度2011
AuthorsChen Tien-Hsi, 陳添喜
開始頁37
頁數17
出版日期2011 / 11
其他編號0000
中文摘要

Parts from animals that are now endangered species (such as bear bile, rhino horn, and tiger bone) have long been important ingredients of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Deeply believing in the potency of these ingredients and coupled with substantial gains in wealth of the population in Taiwan in the 1980s, ugly scenarios came to light. Taiwan quickly became the target of investigation pursued by international wildlife conservationists. To provide scientific bases for the government's investigation efforts, morphological, chemicall physical, and genetic methods were developed to characterize TCM products. This review focuses on Taiwanese scientists' efforts on the following topic matters: (a) morphological approach to identify CITES-listed species from the turtle shells traded in the TCM market; (b) chromatographic and spectrophotometric methods for the identification and differentiation of bile products of different animal origins; and (c) gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method for the analysis of deer musk components and alleged musk products.

期刊名稱Forensic Science Review
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