Reduced Stutter Product Formation

Th01 Variant

The amount of stutter product formation may be reduced when using STR markers with longer repeat units, STR alleles with imperfect repeat units, and DNA polymerases with faster processivity. Several pentanucleotide repeat loci have been developed in an effort to produce STR markers that exhibit low amounts of stutter products to aid in mixture interpretation Bacher and Schumm 1998 . The first seven loci have been labeled Penta A through Penta G. Penta E has been incorporated in the GenePrint...

Nonhuman Dna Testing And Microbial Forensics

We urge as rapid development of new systems as is consistent with their validation before they are put into general use. One's ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature. (Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet) While the vast majority of forensic DNA typing performed for criminal investigations involves human DNA, it is not the only source of DNA that may be useful in demonstrating the guilt or innocence of an individual suspected of a crime (Sensabaugh and Kaye 1998)....

Differential Extraction

Differential Extraction Sperm

Differential extraction is a modified version of the organic extraction method that separates epithelial and sperm cells Figure 3.2 . Differential extraction was first described in 1985 Gill et al. 1985 and is commonly used today by the FBI Laboratory and other forensic crime laboratories to isolate the female and male fractions in sexual assault cases that contain a mixture of male and female DNA. By separating the male fraction away from the victim's DNA profile, it is much easier to...