Author(s): Prinz M, Boll K, Baum H, Shaler B
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Abstract A combination of four Y-specific polymorphic STR loci was amplified simultaneously using fluorescently labeled primers. Multiplex conditions required optimization to eliminate constant bands and amplification products for female DNA. A series of experiments was carried out for mixtures of DNA from two males, and from male and female individuals for the Y-specific STRs and an autosomal locus. For the male/male mixtures amplified with the Y specific system, and amplified for an autosomal locus, the minor component in the mixture could only be identified up to a ratio of 1:10, 1:50 respectively. In male/female DNA mixtures the Y STR alleles could be identified for the highest ratio tested, 400 pg male in DNA in 800 ng female DNA which amounts to a ratio of 1:2000.
This article was published in Forensic Sci Int
and referenced in Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis