Molecular analysis of the human mitochondrial DNA control region for forensic identity testing

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This unit highlights methods used to perform PCR amplification and sequence analysis of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) on pristine and highly degraded biological material. The focus is on applications to forensic casework, and a number of case examples are provided. Any laboratory working with DNA from old or "ancient" samples will benefit from this information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number14.7
JournalCurrent protocols in human genetics
Issue numberSUPPL.74
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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