Recovery of DNA for PCR Amplification from Blood and Forensic Samples Using a Chelating Resin

  • Jeanne M. Willard
  • Dennis A. Lee
  • Mitchell M. Holland
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 98)


A wide range of biological samples are encountered in the field of forensic science, including blood, soft tissue, semen, urine, saliva, teeth, and bone. Forensic samples are routinely found as stains on various substrates, including cotton, denim, carpet, wallboard, wood, envelopes, and cigaret butts. Prior to collection, these samples have often been exposed to severe environmental conditions, such as varying degrees of temperature and humidity, microbial and chemical contaminants, and exposure to soils and other natural substances, such as salt water.


Organic Method Forensic Sample Cigaret Butt Severe Environmental Condition Styrene Divinylbenzene Copolymer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanne M. Willard
    • 1
  • Dennis A. Lee
    • 1
  • Mitchell M. Holland
    • 1
  1. 1.The Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Office of the Armed Forces Medical ExaminerThe Armed Forces Institute of PathologyRockville

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