Investigation of the STR locus HUMTH01 using PCR in Caucasian samples from England and Galicia, NW Spain
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.
KeywordsShort Tandem Repeat Short Tandem Repeat Locus Forensic Analysis Caucasian Sample Allele Ladder
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