Comparison of bacterial DNA profiles of footwear insoles and soles of feet for the forensic discrimination of footwear owners

@article{Goga2012ComparisonOB,
  title={Comparison of bacterial DNA profiles of footwear insoles and soles of feet for the forensic discrimination of footwear owners},
  author={Haruhisa Goga},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={126},
  pages={815-823}
}
It is crucial to identify the owner of unattended footwear left at a crime scene. However, retrieving enough DNA for DNA profiling from the owner’s foot skin (plantar skin) cells from inside the footwear is often unsuccessful. This is sometimes because footwear that is used on a daily basis contains an abundance of bacteria that degrade DNA. Further, numerous other factors related to the inside of the shoe, such as high humidity and temperature, can encourage bacterial growth inside the… CONTINUE READING
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