Polymorphism of four X-chromosomal STRs: DXS7423, DXS7424, DXS8378 and DXS6809 in a North Italian population sample and their use in kinship testing

Forensic Sci Int. 2007 May 24;168(2-3):241-3. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2006.02.044. Epub 2006 Mar 27.


The present study analyses three tetranucleotide (DXS7423, DXS8378, DXS6809) and one trinucleotide (DXS7424) X-linked STRs loci in a population sample of North Italy to evaluate their efficiency in forensic applications. The four loci were also used to solve a case of deficiency paternity, in which the question was to establish whether two women were half sisters.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, X / genetics*
  • Female
  • Gene Frequency / genetics
  • Genetics, Population / methods
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Male
  • Microsatellite Repeats / genetics*
  • Paternity
  • Polymorphism, Genetic / genetics*
  • White People / genetics*