Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

Co-extraction methods of DNA and total RNA for body fluid identification: A review

Tran, Anh (2020) Co-extraction methods of DNA and total RNA for body fluid identification: A review. Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University.

PDF - Whole Thesis
Download (435kB) | Preview


Body fluid identification is a crucial step in forensic investigation, and investigators have used various techniques. With the discovery of cell-specific mRNA and miRNA markers as well as their stability in certain conditions, co-analysis of DNA and RNA from the same sample is possible and can bring multiple benefits. The workflow can be streamlined and the frequent lack of forensic sample will no longer be an obstacle. The need for a robust co-extraction method of DNA and total RNA is clear and there are several kits on the market to serve this need. This work aimed to establish an overview of nucleic acid extraction and dual extraction processes for body fluid identification as well as the use of commercial co-extraction kits.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters by Coursework)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
Supervisor(s): Chapman, Brendan
Item Control Page Item Control Page


Downloads per month over past year