We reviewed the current methodologies used for human DNA quantitation in forensic and ancient DNA studies, including sensitive hybridization methods based on the detection of nuclear alpha-satellite repetitive DNA regions or more recently developed fluorogenic real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) designs for the detection of both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA regions. Special emphasis has been put on the applicability of recently described different real-time PCR designs targeting different fragments of the HV1 mtDNA control region, and a segment of the X-Y homologous amelogenin gene. The importance of these quantitative assays is to ensure the consistency of low copy number DNA typing (STR profiling and mtDNA sequencing).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Croatian Medical Journal|
|State||Published - Jun 2003|
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