Philippine population database at nine microsatellite loci for forensic and paternity applications

Forensic Sci Int. 1999 Apr 12;101(1):27-32. doi: 10.1016/s0379-0738(99)00008-0.


Allele frequency distributions for a Filipino population from the National Capital Region (NCR) were determined for eight STR loci: HUMF13A01, HUMFES/FPS, HUMvWA, HUMFOLP23, HUMD8S306, HUMCSFIPO, HUMTPOX and HUMTHO1; and a VNTR locus: D1S80. Statistical analysis showed that the nine loci showed no deviations from Hardy-Weinberg and linkage equilibrium rules. The average power of paternity exclusion for the nine loci is 0.9962 and the discriminating power is 1-2 x 10(-9). The data obtained from this study will be used as reference data for forensic DNA typing in the Philippines.

MeSH terms

  • DNA Fingerprinting / methods*
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Discriminant Analysis
  • Gene Frequency / genetics*
  • Genetic Carrier Screening
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Linkage Disequilibrium / genetics
  • Microsatellite Repeats / genetics*
  • Minisatellite Repeats / genetics*
  • Paternity*
  • Philippines
  • Reproducibility of Results