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dc.contributor.authorGilbert, M.T.P.*
dc.contributor.authorMenez, L.*
dc.contributor.authorJanaway, Robert C.*
dc.contributor.authorTobin, Desmond J.*
dc.contributor.authorCooper, A.*
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Andrew S.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-15T09:04:00Z
dc.date.available2016-12-15T09:04:00Z
dc.date.issued2006-01-27
dc.identifier.citationGilbert MT, Menez L, Janaway RC et al (2006) Resistance of degraded hair shafts to contaminant DNA. Forensic Science International. 156(2-3): 208-212.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/10948
dc.descriptionNoen_US
dc.description.abstractWe have investigated the susceptibility of degraded human hair shaft samples to contamination by exogenous sources of DNA, including blood, saliva, skin cells, and purified DNA. The results indicate that on the whole hair shafts are either largely resistant to penetration by contaminant DNA, or extremely easy to successfully decontaminate. This pertains to samples that are both morphologically and biochemically degraded. We suggest that this resistance to the incorporation of contaminant DNA relates to the hydrophobic and impermeable nature of the keratin structures forming the hair shaft. Therefore, hair samples represent an important and underestimated source of DNA in both forensic and ancient DNA studies.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2005.02.021en_US
dc.subjectHair; Degradation; Human remains; DNA; Contaminationen_US
dc.titleResistance of degraded hair shafts to contaminant DNAen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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