The Use of Minisatellite Variant Repeat—Polymerase Chain Reaction (MVR-PCR) to Determine the Source of Saliva on a Used Postage Stamp

    Volume 39, Issue 2 (March 1994)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Jeffreys, AJ
    Professor of Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester,

    Hopkins, B
    Research Scientist, Research Scientist, Development Manager and Director of Science, Cellmark Diagnostics, Abingdon, Oxfordshire,

    Webb, MBT
    Research Scientist, Research Scientist, Development Manager and Director of Science, Cellmark Diagnostics, Abingdon, Oxfordshire,

    Williams, NJ
    Research Scientist, Research Scientist, Development Manager and Director of Science, Cellmark Diagnostics, Abingdon, Oxfordshire,

    Debenham, PG
    Research Scientist, Research Scientist, Development Manager and Director of Science, Cellmark Diagnostics, Abingdon, Oxfordshire,

    (Received 8 February 1993; accepted 9 August 1993)

    Abstract

    In this paper we report the identification of an individual using the MVR-PCR technique on DNA extracted from single and multiple discs (3 mm) punched from a licked stamp attached to an envelope. The individual's code was successfully and uniquely matched to one already present within a database of 500 MVR codes which had been generated in a separate laboratory. The exercise illustrates the suitability of MVR-PCR for forensic samples and demonstrates the power of this rapid and novel identification system.


    Paper ID: JFS13625J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13625J

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    Title The Use of Minisatellite Variant Repeat—Polymerase Chain Reaction (MVR-PCR) to Determine the Source of Saliva on a Used Postage Stamp
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