Investigation of the STR locus HUMTH01 using PCR in Caucasian samples from England and Galicia, NW Spain

  • C. P. Phillips
  • M. V. Lareu
  • P. J. Lincoln
  • A. Carracedo
  • J. A. Thomson
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 5)

Abstract

Short tandem repeat (STR) loci consist of variable numbers of tandemly repeated units (VNTRs) which are typically dimeric, trimeric, tetrameric or pentameric in length. The loci are widespread throughout the genome and normally display a discrete number of alleles. Unlike other types of fragment length polymorphism, they can often be successfully amplified from degraded, low molecular weight DNA, since loci are shorter. With such characteristics STR loci would appear to be ideal candidates for use in forensic analyses.

Keywords

Tyrosine Agarose Bromide Electrophoresis Polyacrylamide 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. P. Phillips
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. V. Lareu
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. J. Lincoln
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Carracedo
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. A. Thomson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of HaematologyThe London Hospital Medical CollegeUK
  2. 2.Department of Legal MedicineUniversity of Santiago de CompostelaSpain

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