Automated Analysis of 5 STR Loci: Allele Frequencies and Family Studies in the German Population

  • J. Reinhold
  • J. Arnold
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 6)


Analysis of polymorphic DNA loci by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique is a very powerful tool not only in the field of criminal investigation but also in paternity testing. Compared to VNTR systems typed by Southern Blot hybridisation, STR elements offer considerable advantages concerning sensitivity, precision and reproducibility of fragment size estimates and biomathematical evaluation.


Discrimination Power Paternity Testing Allelic Ladder Paternity Case Fluorescent Polymerase Chain Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Reinhold
    • 1
  • J. Arnold
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für LabormedizinWürzburgGermany

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