Allele frequencies for CODIS loci in a Sicilian population sample

C. Vecchio, L. Garofano, L. Saravo, S. Spitaleri, G. Iacovacci, M. Santacroce, V. Manzari, B. Budowle

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Data from an island population can be useful for understanding effects of forensic evaluations of DNA evidence. In this study, allele frequencies for the thirteen CODIS loci were generated from 220 unrelated volunteer donors from a Sicilian (Italy) population sample, as well as from casework using both the AmpFlSTR™ Profiler and Co-Filer ™ Amplification Kits (PE Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA). All loci met Hardy–Weinberg expectations. The data were compared with population studies from individuals residing in other Italian geographic locations and found not be substantially different. The combined power of discrimination is high and comparable to other European population groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-138
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Congress Series
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2004


  • DNA
  • Forensic
  • Population data
  • Short tandem repeat(STR)


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