Table 1

Summary of nuclear DNA quantification by real time PCR depending on different substrates.

Substrates


Bones

Teeth

Hairs


Number of samples

64

18

12


Number of DNA extracts quantified

133

18

41


Mean quantity of DNA (minimum-maximum observed)

0.23 ng.μl-1

(0-2.32 ng)

0.56 ng.μl-1

(0.003-1.54 ng)

0.12 ng.μl-1

0-0.945 ng)


Frequency of DNA extracts yielding a DNA concentration > 500 pg.μl-1

18.86%

50%

7.30%


Frequency of DNA extracts yielding a DNA concentration comprised between 500 and 100 pg.μl-1

18.86%

38.90%

19.50%


Frequency of DNA extracts yielding a DNA concentration below the detection limit

20.30%

5.5%

19.50%


Frequency of DNA extracts containing PCR inhibitors

8.27%

0

0


Crubézy et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010 10:25   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-25

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