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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 133-136

Viability of human dental pulp in determination of sex of an individual by identifying srygene through DNA analysis: A single blind pilot study


1 Postgraduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology YMT Dental College and Hospital, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai Maharashtra, India
2 Professor and Guide, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology YMT Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, YMT Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4 Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, YMT Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Prachi Ravikant Naik
Postgraduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology YMT Dental College and Hospital, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1278

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Recognition of importance of human teeth in personal identification has been recognized from time immemorial. In any natural calamity or man-made catastrophe identification of an individual is of paramount importance. Here tooth plays an important role as it is the last one to get affected in a disaster due to its durable nature and good survival rate. This information comes under the aegis of forensic odontology and is of paramount importance from legal and social viewpoints. This analysis uses highly informative genetic markers and can be carried out easily in a typical forensic lab oratory. The SRY gene marker (sex determining region Y) is a sex-determining gene on the Y chromosome in the therians (placental mammals and marsupials) and this gene marker is considered as a signature gene to differentiate the male from female sex chromosome. The detection of SRY gene in the DNA from a forensic sample can be confirmatory to type the gender as male. This study was taken up to identify the viability of human tooth pulp by identification of SRY gene in gender determination.


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