Author(s): Phillips C, Fang R, Ballard D, Fondevila M, Harrison C, , Phillips C, Fang R, Ballard D, Fondevila M, Harrison C,
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Abstract Using a 52 SNP marker set previously developed for forensic analysis, a novel 49plex assay has been developed based on the Genplex typing system, a modification of SNPlex chemistry (both Applied Biosystems) using oligo-ligation of pre-amplified DNA and dye-labeled, mobility modified detection probes. This gives highly predictable electrophoretic mobility of the allelic products generated from the assay to allow detection with standard capillary electrophoresis analyzers. The loci chosen comprise the 48 most informative autosomal SNPs from the SNPforID core discrimination set supplemented with the amelogenin gender marker. These SNPs are evenly distributed across all 22 autosomes, exhibit balanced polymorphisms in three major population groups and have been previously shown to be effective markers for forensic analysis. We tested the accuracy and reproducibility of the Genplex system in three SNPforID laboratories, each using a different Applied Biosystems Genetic Analyzer. Genotyping concordance was measured using replicates of 44 standardized DNA controls and by comparing genotypes for the same samples generated by the TaqMan, SNaPshot and Sequenom iPLEX SNP typing systems. The degree of informativeness of the 48 SNPs for forensic analysis was measured using previously estimated allele frequencies to derive the cumulative match probability and in paternity analysis using 24 trios previously typed with 18 STRs together with three CEPH families with extensive sibships typed with the 15 STRs in the Identifiler kit.
This article was published in Forensic Sci Int Genet
and referenced in Journal of Forensic Research