A population study on two new short tandem repeat (STR) loci D6S477 and D19S433 was performed on 214 unrelated Italian Caucasians. The DNA was amplified by PCR and separation and detection of the amplified STR fragments were carried out by use of a PE/ABD PRISM((TM)) 377 DNA sequencer 377 automated system (Applied Biosystems Division/Perkin Elmer). Both loci meet Hardy-Weinberg expectations. There is no evidence for departures from expectations between the two loci. The combined probability of discrimination and probability of exclusion for the two STR loci are 0.997161 and 0.883183, respectively. The results demonstrate that these loci can be useful for human identification in forensic cases in Italy. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.
- Forensic science
- Population studies