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Ancient DNA and forensics genetics: The case of Francesco Petrarca

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We report the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis of the supposed remains of Francesco Petrarca. The optimal preservation of the remains permitted the retrieval of sufficient mtDNA for genetic analysis. DNA was extracted from a rib and a tooth. MtDNA sequences from the tooth and rib were not identical, suggesting they belonged to different individuals. Indeed, molecular gender determination showed that the postcranial remains belonged to a male while the skull belonged to a female. These resul...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Pages:
469-470
Publication date:
2008-08-05
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ISSN:
1875-1768
URN:
uuid:6ccb27d1-52ea-4038-be22-fe88a59cd88f
Source identifiers:
211007
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pubs:211007
Language:
English
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