Volume 47, Issue 4 (July 2002)
Genetic Variation at Three DYS-STR Loci and Amelogenin Between the Australian Caucasians and Three Asian Ethnic Groups
Blood samples were obtained from unrelated male individuals from the four population groups and placed on FTA® paper (Fitzco-Whatman). DNA was extracted using the aqueous processing method for FTA® paper. One extracted disc (1.2 mm diameter) was used in the PCR per sample. The mixed male DNA sample was loaded onto a pre-washed FTA® paper and subjected to an alkalineisopropanol treatment. A combination of three Y-linked microsatellites loci, DYS438 (1), DYS390 (2), and DYS439 (1) and amelogenin were amplified simultaneously using a fluorescent multiplex system. DYS438 and amelogenin were labelled with 6-FAM, DYS390 with JOE and DYS439 with TAMRA.