Multiplexed DNA Markers from Cigarette Butts in a Forensic Casework
As described by Hochmeister et al. , suitable amounts of DNA for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) may be recovered from saliva cells present on cigarette butts. In such cases, detection of DNA markers may be limited both by degradation and poor amount of extracted DNA. The analysis of STR loci by fluorescent-based technology [2–3] may reduce these limitations. Moreover, coamplification of different markers in the same reaction [2–3] allows to reach more informality in defining identity of samples.
KeywordsElectrophoresis Assure Polyacrylamide
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