Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Methodology

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John M. Butler, Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Methodology, Academic Press, 2011

Typically 0.5 ng to 2.0 ng of input human DNA is optimal with current commercial STR kits. … A quantity of 1 ng of human genomic DNA corresponds to approximately 303 copies of each locus that will be amplified. There are approximately 6 pg of genomic DNA in each cell containing a single diploid copy of the human genome.

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