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FR2016-17 Developing a DNA chain of custody method to verify legally sourced teak in Indonesia and Myanmar - FST/2015/007

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Darren Thomas, Double Helix Tracking Technologies, Singapore Mehm Ko Ko Ghi, Ecosystem Conservation and Community Development Initiative, Myanmar Eleanor Dormontt, University of Adelaide, Australia Anto Rimbawanto, Centre for Forest Biotechnology and Tree Improvement, FOERDIA, Indonesia

This project aimed to develop the application of DNA markers to verify legal sourcing of teak for supply chains in Indonesia and Myanmar. Building on an earlier Proof of Concept project to develop the markers, this second stage is a larger body of research and development that undertook the reseach necessary for the adoption of this technology in Indonesia plantaion forests and Myanmar natural forests.