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            Figure 4 shows the PAGE analysis of the mitochondrial products. The successful amplification of the controls and the ladder indicate that both the PCR and the PAGE analysis were successful. The STR profile obtained for all samples was identical and distinct from the control. HOW? This profile is identical across all samples tested, regardless of tissue. HOW? This does contradict the results of some investigators, REFERENCE? however, since only two tissue types were analyzed it is possible that additional analysis would have revealed variation within each dog. This indicates that the dogs either all have the same mother, or their mothers are closely related. WHY? The probability of a random canine having this profile is 7.1%.

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