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A general review of the most common COI primers for Calliphoridae identification in forensic entomology

  • Fabiola Tuccia
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    FLEA, Department of Biological Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, HD1 3DH Huddersfield, UK

    GIEF, Gruppo Italiano per l’Entomologia Forense, Italy
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  • Giorgia Giordani
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    FLEA, Department of Biological Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, HD1 3DH Huddersfield, UK

    GIEF, Gruppo Italiano per l’Entomologia Forense, Italy
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  • Stefano Vanin
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    Corresponding author at: School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Queensagte, HD1 3DH, Huddersfield, UK.
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    FLEA, Department of Biological Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, HD1 3DH Huddersfield, UK

    GIEF, Gruppo Italiano per l’Entomologia Forense, Italy
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