Ancient DNA Typing

Methods, Strategies and Applications

  • Susanne Hummel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
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  5. PCR
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 271-298

About this book


Ancient DNA Typing is a comprehensive manual about the analysis of ancient and degraded DNA. It is an equally useful textbook and working tool for various disciplines such as: Anthropology, Archaeology, Forensic Medicine, Conservation Biology, Environmental Sciences and Food Engineering.
The reader benefits from a clear division of strategies, methods and applications with many interesting examples of the analysis of historic skeletal and cultural remains. The book contains a detailed protocol chapter which serves as a lab manual with the most important methods for DNA extraction, PCR and electrophoretic analysis of degraded samples. The appendix helps to set up a PCR lab specializing in ancient DNA research and answers the most frequent questions concerning technical problems in investigations of degraded DNA.


Anthropologie DNA DNA, alte DNA, ancient Gerichtsmedizin PCR Pathologie Sequenzierung anthropology conservation degraded DNA evolution forensic medicine pathology sequencing

Authors and affiliations

  • Susanne Hummel
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  1. 1.Historische Anthropologie und Humanökologie, Institut für Zoologie und AnthropologieGeorg August Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07705-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05050-7
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