Evaluation of three new forensic DNA profiling kits on PCR-inhibitory crime scene samples
2011 (English)In: Forensic Science International: Genetics, Supplement Series, ISSN 1875-1768, Vol. 3, no 1, e457-e458 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In 2009–2010, several forensic DNA profiling kits customised for Europe and the Prüm Treaty were commercially released. The manufacturers have made efforts to increase the PCR inhibitor tolerance compared to previous kits, as shown by their increased resistance to known molecular inhibitors such as humic acid and haematin. We have evaluated three new 15 STR-marker profiling kits (AmpFlSTR NGM, PowerPlex ESI16 and PowerPlex ESX16) on various PCR-inhibitory crime scene samples. All three kits produced usable DNA profiles from most samples. However, the kits were affected by inhibitory compounds from some of the samples, resulting in partial DNA profiles.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2011. Vol. 3, no 1, e457-e458 p.
Crime scene samples; Forensic DNA analysis; STR marker; PCR inhibition
National CategoryNatural Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-72733DOI: 10.1016/j.fsigss.2011.09.090OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-72733DiVA: diva2:461918