DNA Fingerprinting: State of the Science

  • S. D. J. Pena
  • R. Chakraborty
  • J. T. Epplen
  • Alec J. Jeffreys

Part of the Progress in Systems and Control Theory book series (EXS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Part I Basic Aspects of DNA Fingerprints: Genomic Organization, Dynamics and Variability of Tandemly Repeated DNA Sequences

    1. A. J. Jeffreys, S. D. J. Pena
      Pages 1-20
    2. C. Epplen, G. Melmer, I. Siedlaczck, F.-W. Schwaiger, W. Mäueler, J. T. Epplen
      Pages 29-45
    3. G. Vergnaud, D. Gauguier, J.-J. Schott, D. Lepetit, V. Lauthier, D. Mariat et al.
      Pages 47-57
    4. I. Balazs, J. Neuweiler, L. Perlee, J. Venturini
      Pages 59-62
    5. B. Olaisen, M. Bekkemoen, P. Hoff-Olsen, P. Gill
      Pages 63-69
    6. P. Vagnarelli, E. Giulotto, P. Fattorini, E. Mucciolo, M. Bensi, L. Tessera et al.
      Pages 71-77
    7. K. J. Huebscher, G. Dolf, J. Frey
      Pages 79-85
    8. J. Buitkamp, W. Schwaiger, C. Epplen, M. Gomolka, E. Weyers, J. T. Epplen
      Pages 87-102
  3. Part II Application of DNA Fingerprinting to the Study of Human Populations

    1. A. J. Jeffreys, D. G. Monckton, K. Tamaki, D. L. Neil, J. A. L. Armour, A. MacLeod et al.
      Pages 125-139
    2. K. Wrogemann, V. Biancalana, D. Devys, G. Imbert, Y. Trottier, J.-L. Mandel
      Pages 141-152
    3. L. Roewer, M. Nagy, P. Schmidt, J. T. Epplen, G. Herzog-Schröder
      Pages 221-230
    4. C. Brandt-Casadevall, N. Dimo-Simonin, A. Sutter, H.-R. Gujer
      Pages 231-235
    5. S. D. J. Pena, P. C. Santos, M. C. B. N. Campos, A. M. Macedo
      Pages 237-247
    6. M. Krawczak, B. Bockel
      Pages 249-255
    7. I. Böhm, M. Krawczak, P. Nürnberg, J. Hampe, J. Hundrieser, H. Pöche et al.
      Pages 257-260
    8. F. R. Santos, J. T. Epplen, S. D. J. Pena
      Pages 261-265
    9. M. M. Holland, D. L. Fisher, D. A. Lee, C. K. Bryson, V. W. Weedn
      Pages 267-274
    10. A.-C. Syvänen, A. Sajantila, M. Lukka
      Pages 275-282
    11. G. E. Novick, T. Gonzalez, J. Garrison, C. C. Novick, M. A. Batzer, P. L. Deininger et al.
      Pages 283-291
  4. Part III Application of DNA Fingerprinting to the Study of Microorganisms, Plants, and Animals

    1. W. Meyer, E. Lieckfeldt, K. Kuhls, E. Z. Freedman, T. Börner, T. G. Mitchell
      Pages 311-320
    2. A. M. Macedo, S. D. J. Pena, G. A. Vallejo, E. Chiari
      Pages 321-329
    3. A. J. G. Simpson, E. Dias Neto, M. Steindel, O. L. S. D. Caballero, L. K. J. Passos, S. D. J. Pena
      Pages 331-337
    4. E. Dias Neto, L. K. F. Passos, C. Pereira de Souza, A. J. Romanha, N. Katz, A. J. G. Simpson et al.
      Pages 339-345
    5. J. Corley, M. Rabinovich, M. Seigelchifer, E. Corley, J. ZorzÓpulos
      Pages 355-362
    6. M. Schartl, S. Hölter, C. Erbelding-Denk, J. H. Schröder, I. Nanda, M. Schmid et al.
      Pages 363-370
    7. G. Dolf, J. Schläpfer, C. Gaillard, C. Hagger, G. Stranzinger
      Pages 371-377
    8. T. Lubjuhn, E. Curio, S. C. Muth, J. Brün, J. T. Epplen
      Pages 379-385
    9. G. Brockmann, L. Bünger, M. Schwerin, J. T. Epplen, J. Buitkamp
      Pages 403-410
    10. N. G. Holmes, S. J. Humphreys, M. M. Binns, R. Curtis, A. Holliman, A. M. Scott
      Pages 415-420
    11. J. L. Ruth, S. R. Fain
      Pages 429-436
    12. P. Nürnberg, J. D. Berard, F. Bercovitch, J. T. Epplen, J. Schmidtke, M. Krawczak
      Pages 445-451
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 461-468
  6. Part III Application of DNA Fingerprinting to the Study of Microorganisms, Plants, and Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
  7. Part II Application of DNA Fingerprinting to the Study of Human Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 124-124

About this book


DNA fingerprinting had a well-defined birthday. In the March 7, 1985 issue of Nature, Alec Jeffreys and coworkers described the first develop­ ment ofmu1tilocus probes capable of simultaneously revealing hypervari­ ability at many loci in the human genome and called the procedure DNA fingerprinting. It was a royal birth in the best British tradition. In a few months the emerging technique had permitted the denouement of hith­ erto insoluble immigration and paternity disputes and was already heralded as a major revolution in forensic sciences. In the next year (October, 1986) DNA fingerprinting made a dramatic entree in criminal investigations with the Enderby murder case, whose story eventually was turned into a best-selling book ("The Blooding" by Joseph Wambaugh). Today DNA typing systems are routinely used in public and commercial forensic laboratories in at least 25 different countries and have replaced conventional protein markers as the methods of choice for solving paternity disputes and criminal cases. Moreover, DNA fingerprinting has emerged as a new domain of intense scientific activity, with myriad applications in just about every imaginable territory of life sciences. The Second International Conference on DNA Fingerprinting, which was held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in November of 1992, was a clear proof of this.


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Editors and affiliations

  • S. D. J. Pena
    • 1
  • R. Chakraborty
    • 2
  • J. T. Epplen
    • 3
  • Alec J. Jeffreys
    • 4
  1. 1.Núcleo de Genética Médica de Minas Gerais (GENE/MG)Belo HorizonteBrazil
  2. 2.Genetics CenterUniversity of Texas Health Science CenterHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Molekulare Humangenetik, MARuhr-UniversitätBochumGermany
  4. 4.Department of GeneticsUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterEngland

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  • Copyright Information Springer Basel AG 1993
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-2906-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0348-8583-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1023-294X
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