Population genetic analyses of 15 STR loci from seven forensically-relevant populations residing in the state of Kuwait

Mohammad Al-Enizi, Jianye Ge, Samer Ismael, Hanadi Al-Enezi, Anwar Al-Awadhi, Wadha Al-Duaij, Bedour Al-Saleh, Zainab Ghulloom, Bruce Budowle

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Abstract

Allele frequencies and population statistics of 15 forensically-important STR loci were estimated for seven populations residing in the State of Kuwait. The populations were: Saudi Arabian, Iraqi, Egyptian, Iranian, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, and Indian. All loci were highly polymorphic. After correction, only one locus in one population sample (Saudi Arabian) showed departure from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The populations cluster (MDS Plot) generally with geographic distance and substructure effects for even these seven diverse populations is Fst < 0.01.

Original languageEnglish
JournalForensic Science International: Genetics
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Genotyping
  • Kuwait
  • Population data
  • Short tandem repeats

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