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Genetic analysis of the skeletal remains attributed to Francesco Petrarca.

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We report on the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis of the supposed remains of Francesco Petrarca exhumed in November 2003, from the S. Maria Assunta church, in Arquà Padua (Italy) where he died in 1374. The optimal preservation of the remains allowed the retrieval of sufficient mtDNA for genetic analysis. DNA was extracted from a rib and a tooth and mtDNA sequences were determined in multiple clones using the strictest criteria currently available for validation of ancient DNA sequences, inc...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
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Journal:
Forensic science international
Volume:
173
Issue:
1
Pages:
36-40
Publication date:
2007-11-05
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EISSN:
1872-6283
ISSN:
0379-0738
URN:
uuid:87e9b10b-b8a4-42d9-b395-9a697bc612c2
Source identifiers:
209895
Local pid:
pubs:209895

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