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Table 1 Allele drop out (ADO)

From: Comparison of STR profiling from low template DNA extracts with and without the consensus profiling method

  Number of ADO % Heterozygote Loci with ADO
100 pg Starting Template
30 PCR Cycle Amplification
Non-split Samples (na = 183) 6 3%
34 PCR Cycle Amplification
Non-split Samples (n = 183) 0 0%
Split Samples (n = 549) 114 21%
Consensus Profiles (n = 183) 16 9%
25 pg Starting Template
30 PCR Cycle Amplification
Non-split Samples (n = 183) 80 44%
34 PCR Cycle Amplification
Non-split Samples (n = 183) 61 33%
Split Samples (n = 549) 250 46%
Consensus Profiles (n = 183) 92 50%
  1. a n is the total number of heterozygote loci.