Minisatellite and Microsatellite DNA Fingerprinting

  • Paul G. Debenham
Part of the Principles and Practice book series (PRINCIPLES)


Most DNA-based inventions receive much media attention, but have little to show in the end by way of practical outcome. One major exception is DNAfingerprinting and the subsequent variations in mini/microsatellite applications. The discovery of minisatellite DNA fingerprinting by A. Jeffreys in 1985 (Jeffreys et al. 1985a, Jeffreys et al. 1985b) in one brief step revolutionised the way forensic science and police casework is performed, and became the norm for the determination of relationships for both humans and animals.


Short Tandem Repeat Short Tandem Repeat Locus Forensic Casework Short Tandem Repeat Profile Mini Satellite 
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  • Paul G. Debenham
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  1. 1.Laboratory of the Government ChemistLGC BuildingTeddington, MiddlesexUK

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