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Table 2 Locus drop out (LDO)

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

  Number of LDO % Loci with LDO
100 pg Starting Template
30 PCR Cycle Amplification
Non-split Samples (na = 240) 0 0%
34 PCR Cycle Amplification
Non-split Samples (n = 240) 0 0%
Split Samples (n = 720) 12 2%
Consensus Profiles (n = 240) 0 0%
25 pg Starting Template
30 PCR Cycle Amplification   
Non-split Samples (n = 240) 51 21%
34 PCR Cycle Amplification
Non-split Samples (n = 240) 13 5%
Split Samples (n = 720) 245 34%
Consensus Profiles (n = 240) 79 33%
  1. a n is the total number of loci.