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Human DNA extraction from empty puparia

Marchetti, Daniela, Arena, Elisa, Boschi, Ilaria and Vanin, Stefano (2013) Human DNA extraction from empty puparia. Forensic Science International, 229 (1-3). e26-e29. ISSN 03790738

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Empty puparia, as well as larvae at different developmental stages, are potentially useful in the identification of a victim where a corpse has been removed from the scene of a forensic investigation. To evaluate the relevance and the reliability of this substrate to be used as forensic evidence, the authors report for the first time the extraction and typing of human DNA from empty puparia using STR analysis, in two actual cases where the bodies of the victims were still present thereby enabling validation of the typing

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
School of Applied Sciences > Forensic Biology Research Group
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 11:26
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:29


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