Real-time PCR method for identification of Asian populations in forensic casework.


Journal Article

The priorities for mass disaster victim identification are rapid investigation turn-around time and low cost. We describe a DNA typing procedure to selectively identify members of Asian populations by a real-time PCR method using polymorphisms of the alpha2 chain of the type I collagen gene (COL1A2) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Among the 50 members of the Asian population included in the present study, 37 harbored a deleted allele in intron 33 of COL1A2 (26822-26823del) or the 10400C>T substitution mutation in mtDNA to give a probability of 0.740 for these SNPs in the Asian population.

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Cited Authors

  • Tokutomi, T; Takada, Y; Murayama, T; Mukaida, M; Kanetake, J

Published Date

  • April 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 Suppl 1 /

Start / End Page

  • S106 - S108

PubMed ID

  • 19289304

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19289304

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-4162

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1344-6223

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.legalmed.2009.02.011


  • eng