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Automated DNA Profiling Employing Multiplex Amplification of Short Tandem Repeat Loci

  • C. Kimpton
  • P. Gill
  • A. Urquhart
  • A. Walton
  • M. Adams
  • S. Watson
  • E. Millican
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 5)

Abstract

Short tandem repeat (STR) loci are a class of polymorphic markers which occur throughout the human genome and which consist of simple tandemly repeated sequences 1–6bp in length. Their abundance, hypervariability and amenability to amplification by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) make them ideal markers for use in the identification of individuals.

Keywords

Short Tandem Repeat Short Tandem Repeat Locus Multiplex System Allelic Ladder Short Tandem Repeat Analysis 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Kimpton
    • 1
  • P. Gill
    • 1
  • A. Urquhart
    • 1
  • A. Walton
    • 1
  • M. Adams
    • 1
  • S. Watson
    • 1
  • E. Millican
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Research and Support EstablishmentThe Forensic Science ServiceBirminghamUK

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