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Non-STR DNA Markers: SNPs, Y-STRs, LCN and mtDNA


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Upon successful completion of this unit of instruction, the student shall be able to:

  • Recognize the biological functions and contributions of mitochondria
  • Differentiate features of nDNA (nuclear DNA) and mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA)
  • Identify the different test techniques for mtDNA
  • Understand the significance of mtDNA results for forensic and identity casework
  • State the current and future mtDNA testing technologies

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