Evaluation of seven X-chromosomal short tandem repeat loci located within the Xq26 region

Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2010 Apr;4(3):194-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2009.08.010. Epub 2009 Sep 18.


In this study a set of 29 X-chromosomal short tandem repeats (STRs) located within the Xq26 region was evaluated. These STRs were found within the 133.14-133.45Mb region around the HPRTB locus. Evaluation of the microsatellites was performed with regard to polymorphism, reliable amplification, and low stutter artefacts. DXS10101, DXS10102, and DXS10103 were identified as those X-STRs with highest diversity; i.e. PIC values of 0.7174-0.8933. The locus DXS10101 was the optimal candidate for the integration in the commercial available test system Mentype Argus X-8 PCR amplification kit.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, X*
  • DNA Primers
  • Electrophoresis
  • Haplotypes
  • Humans
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Polymorphism, Genetic
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences*


  • DNA Primers