Author(s): Prinz M, Sansone M
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Abstract Several case examples are presented to illustrate the usefulness of Y chromosome specific human DNA markers in a forensic setting. The markers used are the tetrameric short tandem repeats (STR's) DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, and DYS390. The main advantage of the Y-STR approach is the ability to detect the male component in a mixture of male and female DNA. It is also useful for the determination of the number of semen donors for mixtures of two or more male individuals.
This article was published in Croat Med J
and referenced in Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis