Canine STR analyses in forensic practice: Observation of a possible mutation in a dog hair

Z. Pádár, B. Egyed, K. Kontadakis, S. Füredi, J. Woller, L. Zöldág, S. Fekete

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Abstract

In a case of the death of a 7-year-old boy, the police investigations revealed a possible dog attack contrary to the witness testimonies. DNA investigations were carried out from hairs, saliva and bloodstains with 10 canine-specific STR loci by the use of fluorescently labelled multiplex PCR and the ABI PRISM 310 genetic analyzer. The analysis of one hair sample revealed one allele deviation from the profile of the putative Rottweiler perpetrator possibly caused by a mutation. The PCR fragments in question at the PEZ20 locus were sequenced and compared with the alleles detected in the Hungarian canine population and identified on a repeat number basis. The allele frequencies were determined based on typing of 242 genetically independent canine individuals from 72 breeds. The results suggested that two of the canine individuals could be the perpetrators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-288
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Legal Medicine
Volume116
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Keywords

  • Animal identification
  • Canine
  • Hair
  • Multiplex STR profiling
  • Mutation
  • Saliva

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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Canine STR analyses in forensic practice : Observation of a possible mutation in a dog hair. / Pádár, Z.; Egyed, B.; Kontadakis, K.; Füredi, S.; Woller, J.; Zöldág, L.; Fekete, S.

In: International Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 116, No. 5, 2002, p. 286-288.

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