Use of the Minisatellite Probe MZ 1.3 for Identification and Relation of Dismembered Corpses

  • W. Huckenbeck
  • H. Müller
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 4)

Abstract

The inquest of dismembered corpses confronts the investigator with several problems. One of them is the identification of parts of corpses and their relation to one or more persons. Putrefaction severely alters the integrity of macromolecules and receptors. We tested the usefulness of the hypervariable minisatellite probe MZ 1.3 for such sorts of examinations. The probe proved to be successful in demonstrating individual bands. The results of in-vitro experiments — including freeze-dried specimens — are discussed.

Keywords

EDTA Agarose Electrophoresis Nylon Macromolecule 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Huckenbeck
    • 1
  • H. Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Legal MedicineHeinrich-Heine-UniversityDüsseldorfGermany

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