Portuguese population data on the six short tandem repeat loci - CSF1PO, TPOX, THO1, D3S1358, VWA and FGA

Sandra M.M. Santos, Bruce Budowle, Jill B. Smerick, Kathleen M. Keys, Tamyra R. Moretti

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Abstract

Allele frequencies for six tetrameric short tandem repeat (STR) loci CSF1PO, TPOX, THO1, D3S1358, VWA and FGA were determined in a Caucasian population sample from Portugal. All loci are highly polymorphic and meet Hardy-Weinberg expectations. There is little evidence for association of alleles among the six loci. The three loci D3S1358, VWA and FGA are more polymorphic and, hence, are more informative than the loci CSF1PO, TPOX, and THO1. However, all six loci would be useful for human identification applications. The STR allelic frequency data are similar to other Caucasian data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
JournalForensic Science International
Volume83
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Dec 1996

Keywords

  • Hardy-Weinberg expectations
  • Linkage equilibrium
  • PCR
  • Population databases
  • Portugal
  • STR

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