Allelic distribution of nine short tandem repeat (STR), HLA-DQA1, and polymarker loci in an Omani sample population

Mohammad A. Tahir, Kuppareddi Balamurugan, Usman A. Tahir, Muhammad Amjad, Mohsen Ba Awin, Omar R. Chaudhary, James E. Hamby, Bruce Budowle, Rene J. Herrera

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Abstract

Allele frequency distributions of nine short tandem repeat (STR) loci, D3S1358, vWA, FGA, D8S1179, D21S11, D18S51, D5S818, D7S820, and D13S317, HLA- DQA1 and polymarker (PM) loci were studied in a sample population from Sultanate of Oman, Middle East. Blood samples were collected from 162 unrelated individuals. For all STR, HLA-DQA1 and PM loci, no deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, based on the exact test, were observed. The most discriminating loci were D18S51 (PD=0.966) and FGA (PD=0.964), while the least informative locus is GYPA (PD=0.585). The allele frequency data may be useful in forensic case work. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
JournalForensic Science International
Volume109
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Mar 2000

Keywords

  • Allele frequencies
  • Forensic sciences
  • Omani population
  • Population genetics
  • Short tandem repeat (STR)

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    Tahir, M. A., Balamurugan, K., Tahir, U. A., Amjad, M., Awin, M. B., Chaudhary, O. R., Hamby, J. E., Budowle, B., & Herrera, R. J. (2000). Allelic distribution of nine short tandem repeat (STR), HLA-DQA1, and polymarker loci in an Omani sample population. Forensic Science International, 109(2), 81-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0379-0738(99)00227-3