Analysis of mitochondrial DNA from the teeth of a cadaver maintained in formaldehyde

Analysis of mitochondrial DNA from the teeth of a cadaver maintained in formaldehyde

Abstract:

This was a case that brought great commotion to a university in the interior of Brazil since it was suspected that one of the human bodies used for teaching anatomy was a relative of one of the students. Analysis of fragments of hypervariable region 2 of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) was performed using a miniprimer set (MPS), indicating that there had been a mistake in evaluation by the student, reinforcing the need to base the process of human identification in technical parameters.

Citation:

Source Link:
http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1097/paf.0b013e31805f67d1

Keywords

Peoples: - | Places: - | Topics: - | DNA Type: mtDNA

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