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A DNA Method to Verify The Integrity of Timber Supply Chains; Confirming The Legal Sourcing of Merbau Timber From Logging Concession to Sawmill

This paper describes the development of a methodology to track a unique genetic fingerprint for single logs of merbau, Intsia palembanica, a high-value Indonesian timber species, from logging concession to the mill, where the DNA profile of individual logs is difficult or impossible to falsify.

  • A. J. Lower, K-N Wong, Y-S Tiong, S Iyerh, and F-T Chew
  • Silvae Genetica
  • 2010