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Hair shaft

Hair shaft

The non-growing portion of a hair which protrudes from the skin, i.e., from the follicle.

Synonym: scapus pili.


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Re: Hair and DNA

Hi Yes of course you can get DNA from hair To do so you need the folliclular cells of the hair (meaning that the hair needs ... its 'roots') since these are the only living cells of the hair. The actual hair shaft contains no living cells or DNA and cannot be used for DNA identification. ...

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by BestDNA
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:36 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Hair and DNA
Replies: 31
Views: 65723

Hair that moves

Hair shaft disorders may lead to brittleness and uncombable hair. In general the hair feels dry and lusterless. Hair shaft ...

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by ebianco
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:05 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fiber/hair moving thru water
Replies: 17
Views: 14778

fiber/hair moving thru water

Hair disorders result in the production of defective hair fibers. These disorders damage the ... strength of the hair fiber. Gradual weakening of the hair fibers is involved in hair shaft defects and hair disorders like pili torti and monilethrix. Pili Torti Pili torti(trichokinesis, ...

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by ebianco
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:03 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fiber/hair moving thru water
Replies: 17
Views: 14778

Human Hair DNA

... that with DNA amplification techniques, the small amount from a hair shaft can be used for analysis.

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by Darby
Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Hair DNA
Replies: 2
Views: 1872

Re: Hair and DNA

OK guys...here you go: Nuclear DNA can be extracted from hairs as long as they contain the root. The root is the portion of the hair that ... naturally shed, it does not usually contain the hair root. It is just the shaft of the hair. This means that there are NO living cells present, thus, nuclear ...

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by AngieJ2118
Mon May 05, 2008 4:50 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Hair and DNA
Replies: 31
Views: 65723
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