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  NCJ Number: NCJ 240978     Find in a Library
  Title: Y-STR Concordance Study Between Y-Plex5, Y-Plex6, Y-Plex12, PowerplexY, Y-Filer, MPI, and MPII
  Author(s): Ann Marie Gross, M.S. ; Paulina Berdos, M.S. ; Jack Ballantyne, Ph.D.
  Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:51  Issue:6  Dated:2006  Pages:1423 to 1428
  Date Published: 2006
  Page Count: 6
  Annotation: Using DNA previously extracted from 200 unrelated individuals from Minnesota, this study compared Y-STR concordance among seven kits.
  Abstract: The kits tested are the Y-PlexTM 5, Y-PlexTM 6, Y-PlexTM 12, Powerplex Y, Y-FilerTM, Multiplex I (MPI), and MPII. Amplification of between 0.5 and 1.0 ng of DNA was performed. The study demonstrates, except for the discrepancies noted, that all primer sets currently available will produce concordant results. Significantly, there was a 100 percent concordance between the typing results obtained from the two most commonly used commercial Y-STR systems, i.e., Powerplex Y and YfilerTM kits. This indicates that results obtained for forensic samples can be compared even when using different amplification kits. In addition, databases constructed using one amplification kit may be used to determine the frequency of a particular haplotype obtained using a different amplification kit. Three discrepancies are explained, accompanied by explanations as to why they do not discount the main conclusion of the study. 2 tables and 11 references
  Main Term(s): Forensics/Forensic Sciences
  Index Term(s): Victim identification ; Suspect identification ; Investigative techniques ; DNA fingerprinting ; Parentage determination ; NIJ grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 98-IJ-CX-K003
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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