DNA of Animals and Plants
The genetic cargo of animals and plants makes it possible to identify species and to make comparisons between specimens.
Equally, the secretions of animals contain the genetic cargo of the animal in question.
The comparison of the DNA of plants and animals makes it possible to answer, among others, the following questions:
» What animal are we looking at (the animal’s species)?
» Does a certain secretion belong to a specific animal?
» What kind of plant are we looking at?
» Has a certain plant been genetically engineered (genetically modified organism)?
The examination of the DNA of plants and animals is of significance in criminal cases and in cases of pollution and environmental health. In addition, these examinations are highly important in the areas of consumerism and health.