Typing of eight short tandem repeat (STR) loci in a Saudi Arabian population

Sudhir Sinha, Muhammad Amjad, Carol Rogers, James E. Hamby, Usman A. Tahir, Kuppareddi Balamurugan, Nahedh A. Al-Kubaidan, Abdul Rauf Choudhry, Bruce Budowle, Mohammad A. Tahir

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Allele frequency data for eight short tandem repeat (STR) loci, HUMF13A01, HUMFESFPS, HUMF13B, HUMLPL, HUMCSF1PO, HUMTPOX, HUMTHO1 and HUMvWA, were obtained for unrelated individuals in a Saudi Arabian population. All loci, except F13B (P=0.037) and LPL (P=0.035), meet Hardy-Weinberg expectations, based on the exact test. The most informative locus is HUMvWA (PD=0.936) and the least discriminating is the HUMTPOX locus (PD=0.820). There was only one observation of a departure from expectation from pairwise locus comparisons. These data can be used for estimating the frequency of STR profiles in a Saudi Arabian population. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalForensic Science International
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 11 Oct 1999


  • Allele frequencies
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Short tandem repeat (STR)


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