DNA Fingerprinting: Advancements and Future Endeavors

  • Hirak Ranjan Dash
  • Pankaj Shrivastava
  • Braja Kishore Mohapatra
  • Surajit Das

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Basics of DNA Fingerprinting: Tools and Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jahangir Imam, Romana Reyaz, Ajay Kumar Rana, Vrijesh Kumar Yadav
      Pages 3-24
    3. Nisha Bara, Ramkishan Kumawat, Jahangir Imam
      Pages 25-33
    4. Pankaj Shrivastava, Hirak Ranjan Dash, R. K. Kumawat, Ankit Srivastava, Jahangir Imam
      Pages 61-74
  3. Applications of DNA Fingerprinting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Moumita Sinha, I. Arjun Rao, Mitashree Mitra
      Pages 129-140
    3. Amita Shrivastava, Pradeep K. Singhal, Pankaj Shrivastava
      Pages 151-164
    4. Maria Jesus Alvarez-Cubero, Maria Saiz, Luis Javier Martinez-Gonzalez, Juan Carlos Alvarez, Jose Antonio Lorente
      Pages 165-180
  4. DNA Fingerprinting: Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Hirak R. Dash, Neha Rawat, Sonia Kakkar, Arun Kumar Swain
      Pages 209-221
    3. Jahangir Imam, Ajay Kumar Rana, Romana Reyaz
      Pages 223-240
  5. Future of DNA Fingerprinting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Jahangir Imam, Pankaj Shrivastava, Shivani Dixit, Amita Shrivastava
      Pages 259-275
    3. Pankaj Shrivastava, Hirak R. Dash, Sonia Kakkar, Mahendra K. Gupta, Toshi Jain
      Pages 277-293
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 319-325

About this book


This book describes the basics and various applications of DNA fingerprinting, including in actual case studies. The book is divided in four modules; Module 1: Basics of DNA Fingerprinting, Module 2: Applications of DNA Fingerprinting, Module 3: DNA Fingerprinting: Case Studies, and Module 4: Future of DNA Fingerprinting. Each module consists of 4 to 5 chapters, written by reputed researchers, academics and forensic scientists from around the globe. The respective chapters cover e.g. related fields, the tools and techniques used, various genotyping kits, real-world case studies, ancient DNA and wild life forensics, molecular diagnosis of human diseases, legal aspects, microbial forensics and the economics of the DNA fingerprinting technique.

The book offers a practical guide for professionals, graduate and post-graduate students in the fields of Forensic Science, Medicine, Genetics, Anthropology, Microbiology, and Zoology. It also serves as a useful reference resource, summarizing major technological advances in the field of DNA fingerprinting, the problems faced in this field of science and possible new solutions to these problems. Presently, DNA fingerprinting is utilized in solving the majority of criminal cases; as such, the book is also helpful for investigating agencies, as it includes representative case studies.


DNA Fingerprinting Genetics Forensic Science Wile life Forensics Microbial Forensics Legal issue

Editors and affiliations

  • Hirak Ranjan Dash
    • 1
  • Pankaj Shrivastava
    • 2
  • Braja Kishore Mohapatra
    • 3
  • Surajit Das
    • 4
  1. 1.DNA Fingerprinting UnitState Forensic Science LaboratorySagarIndia
  2. 2.DNA Fingerprinting UnitState Forensic Science LaboratorySagarIndia
  3. 3.Department of Biology and DNA Fingerprinting UnitCentral Forensic Science LaboratoryNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Life Science, National Institute of TechnologyRourkelaIndia

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