Sequential multiplex amplification (SMA) of genetic loci: A method for recovering template DNA for subsequent analyses of additional loci

Miguel Lorente, Jose A. Lorente, Mark R. Wilson, B. Budowle, E. Villanueva

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Abstract

A method called Sequential Multiplex Amplification (SMA) has been developed whereby a limited amount of DNA extracted from a sample can be reutilized for several single polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplifications. The method involves recovery of genomic template DNA by microfiltration of PCR-amplified samples. Up to 5 different loci have been typed, each in a single system PCR-based assay, beginning with a test quantity of 5 ng template DNA. Genotypes of the DNA donors were compared with those obtained from individual amplifications and shown to be identical. This could be a useful technique for typing a number of loci from a limited amount of DNa and to recover template DNA from samples previously subjected to PCR. Obviously, when small quantities of template DNA are available, this technique can prove quite useful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-158
Number of pages3
JournalInternational journal of legal medicine
Volume107
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 1994

Keywords

  • DNA
  • Forensic
  • PCR
  • STR
  • Sequential multiplex amplification (SMA)

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