U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

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


Home  |  Glossary  |  Resources  |  Help  |  Contact Us  |  Course Map

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

  • Understand the basis of single nucleotide polymorphisms, including the advantages and disadvantages of their use in forensic genetics
  • Understand the molecular genetics of the Y-chromosome and the applicability of Y-STR analysis in casework
  • Know the strategies used to analyze low copy number DNA
  • Describe the range of species and genetic markers used in non-human DNA analysis

Back Forward