e 25 cases (64%). Thus, sequencing of mitochondrial DNA was informative in many cases in this data
set. In addition, we conducted an initial evaluation of a strategy for estimating the mitochondrial DNA and nuclear DNA contents
of plucked and shed hair samples. The strategy is based on staining both the nuclear DNA and the mitochondria, and may be
useful when trying to identify an optimal DNA profiling approach for a given hair sample.