DNA-Profiling on carpeting — Methods of purification, restriction and detection

  • J. Lötterle
  • M. Hantschel
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 5)


In practice, bloodstains on carpeting are not very often submitted for investigation (approx. 5 % of all stained materials). However, carpeting is frequently very soiled or has been treated chemically (cleaned). In contrast to bloodstaines on smooth surfaces or cotton, DNA-extraction and restriction from bloodstains on soiled and highly absorbent materials is often difficult (Holtz and Olek, 1987; Kantner et al, 1988; Prinz and Berghaus, 1990; Scheithauer and Weisser, 1991a). Problems of identification of DNA from bloodstained materials previously treated with purification media have been demonstrated by Scheithauer (199lb).


Humid Condition Deoxyribonucleic Acid Forensic Medicine Membrane Dialysis RFLP Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Lötterle
    • 1
  • M. Hantschel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Forensic MedicineUniversity of Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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