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Application of DNA Fingerprinting using the D1S80 Locus in Lab Classes

Published: July 17, 2021 doi: 10.3791/62305
* These authors contributed equally


Here we describe a simple protocol to generate DNA fingerprinting profiles by amplifying the VNTR locus D1S80 from epithelial cell DNA.


In biological sciences, DNA fingerprinting has been widely used for paternity testing, forensic applications and phylogenetic studies. Here, we describe a reliable and robust method for genotyping individuals by Variable Number of Tandem Repeat (VNTR) analysis in the context of undergraduate laboratory classes. The human D1S80 VNTR locus is used in this protocol as a highly polymorphic marker based on variation in the number of repetitive sequences.

This simple protocol conveys useful information for teachers and the implementation of DNA fingerprinting in practical laboratory classes. In the presented laboratory exercise, DNA extraction followed by PCR amplification is used to determine genetic variation at the D1S80 VNTR locus. Differences in the fragment size of PCR products are visualized by agarose gel electrophoresis. The fragment sizes and repeat numbers are calculated based on a linear regression of the size and migration distance of a DNA size standard.

Following this guide, students should be able to:

•  Harvest and extract DNA from buccal mucosa epithelial cells
•  Perform a PCR experiment and understand the function of various reaction components
•  Analyze the amplicons by agarose gel electrophoresis and interpret the results
•  Understand the use of VNTRs in DNA fingerprinting and its application in biological sciences


Molecular fingerprinting, also referred to as DNA fingerprinting, was introduced by Sir Alec Jeffreys while working in the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester in 19841. It is based on the 0.1% of the human genome that differs between individuals and is comprised of approximately three million variants. These unique differences in the genotype allow for the differentiation between individuals and can therefore function as a genetic fingerprint except for monozygotic twins. Consequently, DNA fingerprinting is used for the estimation of relatedness of different individuals that is applied for example in paternity testing or in population diversity studies. In our laboratory classes we aimed to convey the concept of DNA fingerprinting and allele frequencies. The method described here demonstrates a reliable and robust method for genetic fingerprinting by analyzing the Variable Number of Tandem Repeats (VNTR) at the D1S80 locus. The method comprises the extraction of DNA from buccal mucosa epithelial cells and subsequent Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to amplify the D1S80 locus, followed by visualization of fragment length differences on an agarose gel.

The D1S80 VNTR minisatellite locus is highly variable and located at the telomeric region of chromosome 1 (1p36-p35). It was identified and described by Karsai and co-workers in 1990 as a locus with a core repeat unit of 16 bp, allowing for the separation of alleles differing by just one unit2. Furthermore, D1S80 shows a high degree of variation with a mutation rate of approximately 7.77 x 10-5 3. D1S80 has a high degree of heterozygosity4,5 (e.g., 80.8% heterozygosity for Caucasians6 and up to 87% heterozygosity for African-Americans7). Additionally, the D1S80 locus is polymorphic in most populations, with typically over 15 different alleles carrying 14 to 41 repeats each. The frequency of D1S80 alleles varies between populations. The allele with 24 repeat units (allele 24) is most frequent in European and Asian populations, whereas allele 21 is most common in African populations4,7,8,9,10. Consequently, the allele frequency distributions are diagnostic for different human populations and need to be taken into account for the estimation of relatedness (e.g., in paternity tests).

PCR based amplification of the D1S80 VNTR locus has been a very useful method in forensic science, paternity tests, disease analysis and population diversity studies11,12,13,14. While in forensics today the use of VNTRs has been replaced by short tandem repeats, the D1S80 VNTR locus is widely used in the determination of origins and genetic relations among and between populations4,8,9,11. Furthermore, it is often used to teach DNA fingerprinting in practical laboratory classes15,16. The method described here represents a robust, cost-effective and easy-to-use method with a very high success rate in undergraduate laboratory classes. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the workflow for the molecular analysis of the human D1S80 minisatellite locus from buccal mucosa epithelial cells. It includes demonstration of techniques, simplified protocols and practical suggestions described in previously published works2,17.


NOTE: This protocol is only to be used if students or respective legal guardians agreed to the conductance of this protocol as genotypic profiles give insights into genetic relationships. DNA fingerprinting is a common molecular biology method mainly applied to population studies and forensic matters. Therefore, attention should be devoted to keep contamination risks as low as possible. To avoid contamination of the sample with DNA from an outside source or DNases, gloves should be worn, instruments should be thoroughly cleaned or sterilized and solutions should be filter-sterilized or autoclaved before usage.

1. Harvesting of buccal mucosa epithelial cells

CAUTION: Work with saliva and epithelial cells can lead to a transmission of infectious diseases. Therefore, standard and transmission-based precautions should be applied (e.g., the use of appropriate personal protective equipment).

NOTE: Include a positive control, which is provided by the instructor (e.g., DNA extracted by the instructor) and included in the downstream processing steps.

  1. Wait at least 1 h after eating or brushing teeth before specimen collection.
  2. Label an empty and sterile 2.0 mL microcentrifuge tube.
  3. Remove one sterile buccal swab from the packaging and rub vigorously on the inside of the cheek for 30-40 times or 30-40 seconds to harvest buccal mucosa epithelial cells.
  4. Place the tip of the collection swab into the previously labeled sterile microcentrifuge tube and break off the length of plastic that extends beyond the edge, either by hand or using sterile scissors.
  5. Place the cap securely onto the tube, sealing the collection swab inside.

2. Extraction of genomic DNA from human cells

  1. Before extraction, set a thermal mixer or a heating block to 65 °C for sample lysis.
    CAUTION: Some chemicals used are classified hazardous. Read the safety data sheet carefully and take appropriate safety measures before handling.
    1. Prepare and sterilize by filtering or autoclaving all required buffers and solutions (lysis solution, 8 M potassium acetate, 2-propanol, 70% ethanol and elution buffer).
      NOTE: All centrifugation steps should be performed at room temperature (20-30 °C) unless specified.
  2. Add 500 μL of lysis solution (50 mM Tris/HCl, pH 8.0; 10 mM ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA); 2% sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)) to the buccal swab, making sure that the sample is completely immersed in the lysis solution.
    1. Vortex vigorously for at least 5 s.
    2. Incubate samples at 65 °C in a thermal mixer for 10 min.
    3. Mix sample 3-4 times by pulse-vortexing for 5 s during incubation.
    4. Remove swab from the lysis buffer, press the swab against the inside of the tube to obtain maximum sample volume.
  3. Add 100 μL of 8 M potassium acetate to lysed cells.
    1. Mix thoroughly by inverting the tube until there is a white precipitate.
    2. Incubate for 5 min at room temperature.
  4. Centrifuge the sample for 5 min at 18,000 x g.
  5. Transfer 450 μL of the supernatant into a clean and sterile 1.5 mL microcentrifuge tube.
  6. Add 450 μL of 2-propanol and mix thoroughly by inverting the tube (precipitation of the DNA).
  7. Incubate for 5 min at room temperature.
  8. Centrifuge for 5 min at 18,000 x g.
  9. Discard the supernatant and invert the tube on a clean paper towel to dry the pellet and to avoid cross-contamination.
  10. Incubate the DNA for 5 min at 65 °C in a heating block to dry the pellet completely.
  11. To wash the DNA, add 500 μL of 70% ethanol.
  12. Centrifuge for 1 min at 18,000 x g.
  13. Discard the supernatant and invert the tube on a clean paper towel to dry the pellet.
  14. Add 30 μL of resuspension buffer (10 mM Tris/HCl pH 8.0, 1 mM EDTA) to the pellet.
  15. Incubate the DNA for 10 min at 65 °C in a heating block to inactivate DNases.

3. Amplifying the D1S80 VNTR locus using PCR

NOTE: Record the number of samples that will be used and prepare a worksheet with the required reagents and their volumes before collecting the necessary plastics and other materials. Label the sterile tubes/strips/plates to be used for the PCR with sample numbers. Remember to include a negative control using H2O instead of DNA and a positive control (e.g., using the DNA provided by the instructor) to validate the PCR.

  1. Prepare the 1x PCR master mix containing 10 μL of 5x PCR reaction buffer (containing 15 mM MgCl2), 1 μL of deoxyribonucleotide triphosphate (dNTPs) (10 mM), 5 μL (10 pmol) of each primer pMCT118-f and pMCT118-r (forward - 5'-GAAACTGGCCTCCAAACACTGCCCGCCG-3', reverse - 5'-GTCTTGTTGGAGATGCACGTGCCCCTTGC-3') according to Kasai et al.2, 23.8 μL of ultrapure H2O, and 0.2 μL of Taq DNA polymerase (5 U/µL).
    NOTE: The primers pMCT118-f/pMCT118-r were designed on the flanking regions of the D1S80 VNTR region amplifying the whole locus.
  2. Label the PCR tubes/strips/plate with the sample numbers to be used.
  3. Aliquot 45 μL of the master mix to each labeled PCR sample tube or well.
  4. Add 5 μL of the DNA template to the master mix in each PCR tube/plate well to acquire a total volume of 50 µL. Change the pipette tip for every DNA sample to avoid cross contamination.
  5. Include a no template control (NTC) by using ultrapure H2O instead of DNA.
  6. Close PCR tubes/strips or seal plate and mix.
  7. Centrifuge the PCR tubes/strips/plates for 20 s using a tabletop centrifuge.
    NOTE: PCR conditions given in this protocol were optimized using the DNA polymerase and the PCR thermal cycler used. In general, PCR conditions must be adapted to the DNA polymerase. The standard extension time for a Taq DNA polymerase is 1 min/kb.
  8. Place the sample tubes/strips/plate in the thermocycler and incubate reactions using the following conditions (DNA polymerase extension time): 1 cycle of 95 °C for 2 min; 25 cycles of 94 °C for 15 s, 60 °C for 15 s, 72 °C for 30 s; 1 cycle of 72 °C for 10 min.
  9. When the program is complete, remove the products from the thermocycler and store at 4 °C overnight or -20 °C until electrophoresis.

4. Agarose gel electrophoresis of PCR products

  1. Prepare a 1.5% agarose gel.
    1. Use 1.5 g of agarose powder and mix it with 100 mL of 1x Tris-acetate-EDTA (TAE) buffer solution in a flask.
    2. Heat the mixture for about 1.5-2 min in a microwave oven (600 W). Swirl the contents and heat again, if necessary, to completely dissolve the agarose. Cool slightly and add 2 μL of PeqGreen to the agarose.
    3. Pour the gel in a form using a comb with enough wells for all samples and add at least one molecular weight marker.
      CAUTION: Boiling retardation may occur. Shake the flask carefully when resuspending the agarose which has not been dissolved yet.
      NOTE: PeqGreen is a non-toxic dye for the detection of nucleic acids. It is applicable for staining of double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) and single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) as well as RNA. The sensitivity is comparable to ethidium bromide.
  2. Remove the PCR products from 4 °C and centrifuge for about 10 s.
  3. Load the wells of the gel with 10 μL sample. Do not overload the gel.
    NOTE: The DNA polymerase buffer also includes compounds that increases sample density so that samples can be loaded directly onto gels without the need for a loading dye. This allows the sample to sink into the well and dyes help to track how far the DNA sample has migrated.
    1. Add a molecular weight standard to the flanking wells (preferably a 50 bp molecular weight standard).
      NOTE: Store the residual PCR samples at -20 °C in case the agarose gel electrophoresis has to be repeated.
  4. Run the gel in 1x TAE running buffer at 150 V (constant) for approximately 40 min or until the lower yellow dye front that travels at around 50 bp reaches the lower end of the gel.
  5. Image the gel while blue light or ultraviolet (UV) light is applied and record an image for fragment length analysis.
    CAUTION: UV light can damage your eyes and skin. Always wear protective clothing and UV safety glasses when using a UV light box.
  6. Dispose the gel in accordance with the institutional hazardous materials policy.

5. Analysis of fragment length results

NOTE: Use linear regression analysis to estimate the lengths of the fragments.

  1. For sizing the D1S80 PCR fragments, place a ruler on the gel photograph over the 50 bp molecular weight standard lane such that the top of the ruler lines up with the bottom of the well into which the sample was loaded (Figure 1).
    NOTE: To calculate the linear regression equation for the molecular weight standard (50 bp molecular weight standard) a spreadsheet program was used.
  2. Record the distance from the well (e.g., in cm) for each band of the 50 bp molecular weight standard in a table using a spreadsheet program (Figure 2).
  3. Determine the log (e.g., base 10) of each fragment size of the 50 bp molecular weight standard and enter the log values into the table (Figure 2).
  4. Plot each data point to a graph with the log of the band sizes on the vertical axis (y-axis) and the measured run distance from the top of the gel to each band of the molecular weight standard on the horizontal axis (x-axis) using a scatterplot (Figure 3).
  5. Fit a trendline (linear regression line) and show the regression equation (y = ax + b) and the R2 value on the graph (Figure 4).
  6. Measure the distance migrated (e.g., in cm) for each D1S80 amplicon (Figure 5).
  7. Estimate the size of each D1S80 amplicon using the regression equation: y = ax + b
    where y = the log of the fragment size
               a = the slope of the line (calculated in point 5)
               x = the distance from the well (in cm)
               b = the point where the regression line intercepts the y-axis (calculated in point 5)
    ​NOTE: Since the y-value represents the log of the fragment size, the antilog (10y) must be calculated to obtain the fragment size in bp of the D1S80 amplicons.

6. Estimation of the number of repeat units in the alleles of the tested individuals

NOTE: The D1S80 repeat unit is 16 bp in length. The smallest known allele for D1S80 has 14 repeats. The amplicon scheme described here produces amplicons with flanking regions adding up an extra 145 bp to the final size.

  1. Use Table 1 to estimate how many repeat units are contained in each PCR fragment. The size extrapolated using the linear regression should be within 8 bp of any particular allele.
  2. Record the genotype of each tested individual as a combination of allele repeat size numbers.

Representative Results

Using the described protocol, D1S80 VNTR marker analysis was performed on human genomic DNA extracted from buccal mucosa epithelial cells harvested by swab sampling (Figure 6). Following the amplification using PCR, a typical representation of an agarose gel containing the D1S80 amplicons is shown in Figure 1. Lane 1 shows the 50 bp molecular weight standard. Next to the molecular weight standard, PCR products from eight student samples are visualized. Lane 10 shows the NTC in which water was used instead of template DNA. Most of the analyzed samples clearly display two bands, representing individuals heterozygous for the D1S80 locus. Lane 2 and Lane 9 show a single band representing individuals homozygous for the D1S80 locus. Lane 5 is showing an ambiguous single band which is much wider compared to the other bands. This could be a result of two D1S80 alleles differing in only one repeat unit. For further analysis, the sample in lane 5 will be considered as a single band, representing a homozygous individual.

Downstream gel electrophoresis fragment analysis performed on verified PCR products was used for size calling of the D1S80 VNTR locus of different student samples. Interpretation of the amplicon sizes obtained by PCR analysis relies on the molecular weight standard used. The distance from the well for each band of the molecular weight standard was measured (Figure 1) and recorded (Figure 2). Based on the size and migration distance the size of the individual bands can be calculated using a linear regression analysis. The log (base 10) was determined for each band in the student samples (Figure 5) and the respective antilog represents the number of bp for each amplicon. The number of repeat units can be calculated according to the amplicon size obtained (Table 2).

For each student sample the amplicon sizes were calculated by linear regression and each band could be easily assigned to a particular allele as shown in Table 2. The information on the D1S80 allele sizes can then be used to determine allele frequencies amongst the small population subset of undergraduate students. The 28-repeat allele is the most frequent among the students due to two homozygous individuals for this repeat allele (individuals 1 and 4). The second most frequent allele is the 18-repeat allele, which is carried by the homozygous individual 8 and by the heterozygous individual 6. Low frequency alleles are the 21-, 26- and 30-repeat alleles found only once in individuals 6, 5 and 3, respectively. The allele frequency patterns of the D1S80 VNTR locus of the small student population can further be compared to the allele frequency of larger human populations, for example populations originating from different continents4,7,8,9,10.

Among the students, individuals 2 and 3 share the 24-repeat allele, individuals 2 and 7 share the 20-repeat allele and individuals 5 and 7 share the 23-repeat allele. Interestingly, the two D1S80 homozygous individuals (individual 1 and 4) share the 28-repeat allele. Matching alleles between two individuals can indicate a potential relatedness. However, shared alleles can also occur by chance. Thus, it is crucial to determine the likelihood of an allele match between two individuals. The likelihood depends on the allele frequency of individual alleles in the general population and statistical approaches should be employed to attach a statistical weight to VNTR marker analysis such as the Bayesian approach. In summary, the presented fingerprinting method can be utilized in hands-on class practicals to teach the use of VNTRs in DNA fingerprinting and its application in biological science.

Figure 1
Figure 1: Representation of an agarose gel after electrophoresis of D1S80 amplification products with a ruler placed beside the 50 bp molecular weight standard lane. Lane 1 contains the 50 bp molecular weight standard, while lanes 2-9 contain PCR reaction products. Lane 10 contains the no template control (NTC). Please click here to view a larger version of this figure.

Figure 2
Figure 2: Determination of DNA fragment migration distance and log of each fragment size of the 50 bp molecular weight standard. The distance from the well (in cm) for each band of the 50 bp molecular weight standard is recorded and the log (base 10) for each fragment is determined. Values are entered into a table using a spreadsheet program. Please click here to view a larger version of this figure.

Figure 3
Figure 3: Scatter plot generated by plotting DNA fragment migration distance of the molecular weight standard on the x-axis against the log (base 10) of the size of each fragment on the y-axis. Please click here to view a larger version of this figure.

Figure 4
Figure 4: Exploitation of the linear regression line and regression equation as well as the R2 value for the data. Please click here to view a larger version of this figure.

Figure 5
Figure 5: Determination of the size of the D1S80 amplicons. The distance from the well for each fragment is entered into the regression equation. The antilog of the y-value represents the fragment size in bp. Please click here to view a larger version of this figure.

Figure 6
Figure 6: Suggested timeline and workflow for D1S80 VNTR analysis. The entire D1S80 VNTR analysis procedure presented here, from buccal epithelial cell harvesting to fragment length evaluation, may be completed within a single working day. Please click here to view a larger version of this figure.

Allele size (in bp) Number of repeats
369 14
385 15
401 16
417 17
433 18
449 19
465 20
481 21
497 22
513 23
529 24
545 25
561 26
577 27
593 28
609 29
625 30
641 31
657 32
673 33
689 34
705 35
721 36
737 37
753 38
769 39
785 40
801 41

Table 1: Amplicon size for each D1S80 VNTR locus.

Individual Allele Distance (in cm) Size (in bp) Number of repeat units
1 homozygous 5 600 28
2 heterozygous 5.2 ; 5.5 535, 458 24, 20
3 heterozygous 4.9 ; 5.2 626, 535 30, 24
4 homozygous 5 600 28
5 heterozygous 5.1 ; 5.3 564, 508 26, 23
6 heterozygous 5.4 ; 5.6 483, 435 21, 18
7 heterozygous 5.3 ; 5.5 508, 458 23, 20
8 homozygous 5.6 435 18

Table 2: Allele composition of the different individuals tested. The number of repeat units can be approximated according to the amplicon size obtained by linear regression analysis.


Here we described a simple and cost-efficient method for implementing molecular fingerprinting in undergraduate practical classes.

To screen for genetic variation at the D1S80 locus, human biological sample collection along with DNA extraction and analysis is required. It is essential that the ethical use of human biological specimens is ensured throughout the whole process. Sample management is controlled within a comprehensive regulatory framework which ensures the correct use of samples and associated data18 (e.g., consent for the use of human biological material). Participants must be properly informed about the use of their samples, the risk of discovery of anomalies in genetic relations (e.g., for related individuals), privacy protection and intentions for future storage of the biological specimens and data. All donors (students or colleagues) must give consent freely and understand the right to withdraw without giving reason. In general, it is indispensable to make oneself familiar with the respective guidelines and regulations for human sample management before conducting this lab class.

For the collection of buccal mucosa epithelial cells in undergraduate laboratory courses, care must be taken to avoid contamination of the DNA samples with DNA from the operator or with DNases. It is recommended that lab coats, gloves and protective glasses are always used as well as sterile swabs and microcentrifuge tubes. Buccal swab-based cell harvesting is considered a convenient and cost-effective method for the collection of genetic material suitable for PCR-based VNTR analysis, as it is relatively inexpensive and noninvasive. Beside buccal swabs, saliva is the most common oral sampling method for medical research. It has been shown that buccal swabs contain a higher proportion of epithelial cells than saliva, making them more reliable in providing sufficient quantity and quality of DNA for PCR-based D1S80 VNTR analysis19,20. Additionally, buccal swabs can be mailed out after self-collection overcoming geographical impediments when used, for example, in population diversity studies21.

DNA extraction has become relatively easy due to the development of extraction kits from different companies. Nevertheless, the use of those kits may not be suitable in laboratory classes due to limited financial resources. Here, we presented an easy, fast and cost-efficient method for DNA extraction from human samples without the need of a commercially available DNA extraction kit. The DNA extraction method described does not use organic solvents, instead cellular proteins are removed by increasing the salt concentration using an 8 M potassium acetate solution. This method also allows for handling of several samples at once and yields in sufficient DNA for several genotype analyses for each sample.

PCR is a common technique in many molecular laboratories. While generally trouble-free, there are pitfalls that may complicate the reaction producing spurious results, which have been discussed elsewhere22. PCR conditions presented here have appeared very robust in the face of poor template DNA quality, but lack of PCR amplification was nevertheless occasionally observed when using templates with extremely low DNA concentrations due to poor buccal epithelial cell harvesting. The DNA primers used in this study can be ordered from different companies, such as those cited in the table of materials at the end of this paper. Special care must be taken when working with DNA primers in order to avoid contamination with DNases or DNA from the operator. PCR products should also be kept cold when not in use.

Another critical step is the agarose gel electrophoresis. Fragments differing by only one repeat unit of 16 bp may not be separated in the gel electrophoresis and thus appear as a single band. In this case, a proper determination of the number of repeat units of the D1S80 alleles tested cannot be assured. Therefore, the run time of the gel should be increased while the voltage must be reduced and the gel concentration may be increased to provide a better resolution and separation of the single bands.

It is worth mentioning that not all alleles for an VNTR locus contain complete repeat units. Non-consensus alleles (microvariants) that contain incomplete repeat units are common at most VNTR loci and their sizes fall in between sizes of alleles with full repeat units. These microvariants are barely detectable by agarose gel electrophoresis. In contrast, techniques like polyacrylamide gels or capillary electrophoresis can resolve alleles that differ by one to a few repeat units or microvariants12,23,24,25,26. However, the latter techniques are less suitable for undergraduate laboratory classes as they have many disadvantages including use of hazardous compounds, complex preparation and lack of equipment. For the fragment size determination, special care must be taken when measuring the distance of the migrated DNA fragments. If the bands are too diffuse to be measured precisely, the calculation of the D1S80 allele fragment size by linear regression may be incorrect resulting in the wrong estimation of repeat unit numbers. In that case a re-run of the agarose gel electrophoresis after optimizing the gel conditions is advisable as previously described by Lorenz and co-workers22.

The entire D1S80 VNTR analysis procedure presented here, from buccal epithelial cell harvesting to fragment length evaluation, may be completed in a single working day. This protocol is a robust, cost-efficient and easy-to-use method suitable for undergraduate practical laboratory classes.


The authors have no conflict of interest to disclose.


The authors would like to thank Kevin Graham for his voice-over and all participants who donated samples for this work.


Name Company Catalog Number Comments
1.5 mL microcentrifuge tube Sarstedt 72,706 autoclaved
2 mL microcentrifuge tube Sarstedt 7,26,95,500 autoclaved
2-propanol Fisher chemical PI7508/17
5x PCR buffer Promega M7845
Acetic acid Sigma/Merck A6283-500ML
Agarose BioBudget 10-35-1020
Buccal swabs BioBudget 57-BS-05-600
Centrifuge Eppendorf 5430
Combs BioRad
dNTPs (10 mM) Invitrogen R0192
EDTA Carl Roth 8043.1
Ethanol Honeywell 32221-2.5L
Gel caster BioRad
Gel chamber BioRad SubCell GT
Gel Doc XR+ BioRad
Geltray BioRad SubCell GT
GeneRuler 50 bp DNA Ladder Thermo Fisher SM0371
Go-Taq Polymerase Promega M7845
Heating block Eppendorf Thermomixer 1.5 mL and 2 mL
Microwave Sharp R-941STW
peqGreen VWR  732-3196 
Pipettes Gilson 1000 µL, 200 µL, 20 µL, 2 µL
Potassium acetate Arcos Organics 217100010
PowerPac power supply BioRad 100-120/220-240V
Primers Sigma/Merck
Scale Kern PCB 2.5 kg
SDS Arcos Organics 218591000
Shaker IKA labortechnik IKA RH basic
Tabletop centrifuge myFuge
Thermal Cycler BioRad C100 Touch
Tris VWR 103156x
Vortex mixer LMS VTX-3000L



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Application of DNA Fingerprinting using the <em>D1S80</em> Locus in Lab Classes
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Siebers, M., Walla, A., Rütjes, T., Müller, M. F., von Korff, M. Application of DNA Fingerprinting using the D1S80 Locus in Lab Classes. J. Vis. Exp. (173), e62305, doi:10.3791/62305 (2021).

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