Utility of haplogroup determination for forensic mtDNA analysis in the Japanese population.

@article{Asari2007UtilityOH,
  title={Utility of haplogroup determination for forensic mtDNA analysis in the Japanese population.},
  author={Masaru Asari and Kazuo Umetsu and Noboru Adachi and Jun-ichi Azumi and Keiko Shimizu and Hiroshi Shiono},
  journal={Legal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={237-40}
}
Sequence analysis of the hypervariable regions (HVRs) of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are routinely performed in forensic casework, however, there are still issues to be resolved, such as the existence of multiple errors in published databases or the limitations of individual discrimination in certain populations. Here, we analyzed the coding region of mtDNA in detail by examining 36 haplogroup (HG)-defining single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) using amplified product-length polymorphisms (APLP… CONTINUE READING