Population genetic data for 17 STR markers from Lebanon

Eliane Chouery, Michael D. Coble, Katharine M. Strouss, Jessica L. Saunier, Nadine Jalkh, Myrna Medlej-Hashim, Fouad Ayoub, André Mégarbané

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Seventeen autosomal STRs were analyzed (D2S1338, D3S1358, D5S818, D7S820, D8S1179, D13S317, D16S539, D18S51, D19S433, D21S11, CSF1PO, FGA, TH01, TPOX, vWA, Penta D, and Penta E) in the Lebanese population. A total of 192 unrelated individuals were genotyped for the 15 autosomal STRs in the Promega PowerPlex 16 STR kit. An additional 275 unrelated individuals were genotyped for the Applied Biosystems AmpFlSTR Identifiler and SGM. +. STR kits. Allele frequencies for the shared CODIS 13 loci among the three STR kits tested were not significantly different among individuals within the Lebanese population. Forensic and population genetic parameters for the 17 loci were calculated. We also compared the allele frequencies from this population with other populations in the same geographic vicinity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-326
Number of pages3
JournalLegal Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2010


  • Autosomal Short Tandem Repeats (STRs)
  • Lebanon
  • Population differentiation
  • Population study


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