DNA Fingerprinting: An Introduction

Paperback | April 30, 1999

EditorLorne T. Kirby

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DNA fingerprinting is a revolutionary technique that enables scientists to match minute tissue samples and facilitates scientific studies on the composition, reproduction, and evolution of animal and plant populations. As a tool for positive identification of criminals, it plays aparticularly important role in forensic science. The first book to be published in the field, , DNA Fingerprinting is a practical guide to basic principles and laboratory methods as applied to a variety of fields including forensic analysis, paternity testing, medical diagnostics, animal and plantsciences, and wildlife poaching.

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DNA fingerprinting is a revolutionary technique that enables scientists to match minute tissue samples and facilitates scientific studies on the composition, reproduction, and evolution of animal and plant populations. As a tool for positive identification of criminals, it plays aparticularly important role in forensic science. The f...

Lorne T. Kirby is at University of British Columbia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.86 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195118677

ISBN - 13:9780195118674

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Genetic Principles3. Laboratory Organization4. Specimens5. DNA Amplification6. Analysis Techniques7. Probes, Allele Mutations, and Restriction Enzymes8. Probability and Statistical Analysis9. Quality Control10. Legal and Ethical Considerations11. Case Applications

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"Very useful for students and laboratory personnel." --BIOSIS