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DNA - A Prosecutor’s Practice Notebook Inventory

Sequence Results

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Possible sequence results 3 include the following:

  • Exclusion
    Sequences differ at two positions.
  • Cannot Exclude
    Sequences are fully concordant with common bases at every position; OR a single unspecified base in one of the sequences - common base at every position; OR ambiguous bases in both sequences at different positions -common base at every position; OR heteroplasmic mixture at a position in one sample that is not present in the other -common base at every position (G in both Q and K); OR heteroplasmic mixture at the same site in both sequences -common base at every position.
  • Inconclusive
    Sequences are identical at every position except one; no indication of heteroplasmy.

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