Analysis of 21 X-chromosomal STRs in an Algerian Population Sample

Int J Legal Med. 2010 Jul;124(4):287-94. doi: 10.1007/s00414-009-0397-9. Epub 2009 Dec 11.


Twenty-one X-chromosomal short tandem repeat loci, including the six clusters of linked markers DXS10148-DXS10135-DXS8378 (Xp22), DXS7132-DXS10074-DXS10079 (Xq12), DXS6801-DXS6809-DXS6789 (Xq21), DXS7424-DXS101 (Xq22), DXS10103-HPRTB-DXS10101 (Xq26), DXS8377-DXS10146-DXS10134-DXS7423-DXS10011 (Xq28), and the loci DXS6800 and GATA172D05 were typed in a northwestern Algerian population sample (n = 210; 104 men and 106 women). Allele and haplotype frequencies were calculated. No evidence of linkage disequilibrium was observed between pairs of loci within clusters of linked markers. At locus DXS10148, sequence analysis of a subset of alleles displaying unusual amplicon length (>/= 36 repeat units) and anomalous electrophoretic mobility showed that this marker has a complex molecular structure with different repeat variants within alleles of identical amplicon size.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algeria
  • Chromosomes, Human, X*
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Electrophoresis, Capillary
  • Female
  • Gene Frequency
  • Genetic Markers
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Haplotypes
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences*


  • Genetic Markers