DNA Fingerprinting

DNA Fingerprinting : An Introduction

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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 a particularly 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 plant sciences, and wildlife poaching.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 144.8 x 223.5 x 30.5mm | 567g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 74 figures
  • 0195118677
  • 9780195118674

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Very useful for students and laboratory personnel. * BIOSIS * An excellent introductory text on DNA fingerprinting covering probes, PCR, hybridization, sample taking, costs, law, ethics, analysis-statistics, guidelines and other techniques relevant to forensics. 4 stars out of 5." * American Association of Forensic Dentists * The strength of this book rests with its extensive collection of laboratory methodologies pertinent to DNA identification processes. The coverage is comprehensive. . . . extremely readable. * Choice * An interesting historical document that will also be of some use to those with different perspectives. . . . a good introduction to the basic technology of DNA fingerprinting. For anyone coming to this technique without a strong lab background, the refresher chapter on basic genetic principles is helpful, and the step-by-step approach to major technical procedures is well planned. . . . having this book is hand will save a novice weeks that would otherwise be spent thrashing through primary literature and textbooks to accumulate both the latest techniques and fundamental principles. * Trends in Ecology and Evolution *show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Genetic Principles ; 3. Laboratory Organization ; 4. Specimens ; 5. DNA Amplification ; 6. Analysis Techniques ; 7. Probes, Allele Mutations, and Restriction Enzymes ; 8. Probability and Statistical Analysis ; 9. Quality Control ; 10. Legal and Ethical Considerations ; 11. Case Applicationsshow more

About Lorne T. Kirby

Lorne T. Kirby is with the Department of pathology at the University of British Columbia.show more