Forensic Biology: Identification and DNA Analysis of by Richard Li

By Richard Li

Designed as an obtainable advent to easy medical ideas and their software in expert perform, Forensic Biology offers a concise assessment of the sector. Focusing completely at the technology at the back of the forensic research of organic facts, this e-book highlights the foundations, tools, and strategies utilized in forensic serologic and forensic DNA research.
Divided into components, the 1st addresses the identity of organic fluids together with blood, semen, and saliva. Chapters show at the id thoughts concerned with presumptive and confirmatory assessments. the second one zone covers the individualization of organic proof utilizing forensic DNA recommendations. The publication demonstrates extraction equipment, quantization tools, DNA profiling research, and interpretation of results.
every one process brought during this textual content is preceded by way of a short history of its improvement and the elemental ideas that help the strategy and its purposes. All tools are mentioned intimately and followed by way of schematic illustrations the place applicable. each one bankruptcy provides examine questions, and references. teachers have entry to a CD containing PowerPoint lecture slides.
Emphasizing the basics of easy technology and its software to forensic biology, this booklet presents an outstanding medical grounding and familiarity with not only the rules of organic and biochemical methods that take place in forensic research, but in addition the language and vocabulary of forensic biology. the reasons are available and easy, and informative to facilitate potent studying.

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D. et al. 1999. A validation study for the extraction and analysis of DNA from human nail material and its application to forensic casework. J Forensic Sci 44 (5):1053. Anzai-Kanto, E. et al. 2005. DNA extraction from human saliva deposited on skin and its use in forensic identification procedures. Pesqui Odontol Bras 19 (3):216. , P. Cormaci, and A. Barbaro. 2004. Detection of STRs from body fluid collected on IsoCode paper-based devices. Forensic Sci Int 146 Suppl:S127. 2004. DNA analysis from mixed biological materials.

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A cell contains up to several thousand copies of mtDNA. As a result, mtDNA can successfully be isolated from both hair roots and hair shafts. The sequence polymorphism analysis of mtDNA from hair has been carried out by many laboratories. However, mtDNA is maternally inherited and thus cannot be used to perform paternity testing. Additionally, the mtDNA profiling results are not as discriminating as nuclear DNA profiling. Furthermore, mtDNA analysis is labor intensive. Therefore, the typing of nuclear DNA from hair would be preferable for forensic DNA analysis.

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