Parentage testing

John S. Buckleton, Duncan Taylor, Jo Anne Bright

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Familial investigation features prominently in forensic science within both the criminal and civil jurisdictions.954,955 This chapter reviews the application of autosomal short tandem repeat (STR) evidence to parentage testing and discusses the issues associated with mutation, null alleles and genetic anomalies. Application of both X- and Y-linked markers951 to these purposes is also briefly reviewed. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are in use but are not discussed here.956
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForensic DNA Evidence Interpretation
EditorsJohn S. Buckleton, Jo-Anne Bright, Duncan Taylor
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages43
EditionSecond Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9781482258929
ISBN (Print)9781482258899
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • DNA casework
  • Peter Gill
  • DNA analysis
  • Interpretation of test results
  • DNA frequencies
  • LCN (ultra trace) analysis
  • Non-autosomal (mito, X, and Y) DNA analysis


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