Population Genetics of 29 Autosomal STRs and 17 Y-chromosomal STRs in a Population Sample From Afghanistan

Int J Legal Med. 2014 Mar;128(2):279-80. doi: 10.1007/s00414-013-0902-z. Epub 2013 Aug 25.

Abstract

In this study, allele frequencies for 29 autosomal short tandem repeats (STRs) and haplotype frequencies for 17 Y-chromosomal STRs of an Afghan population have been generated. Samples from 348 men and women originating from Afghanistan were analysed for the autosomal STRs, and the combined match probability was estimated to be 7.5 × 10(-37). One hundred and sixty-nine men were analysed for the Y-chromosomal STRs, which resulted in 132 different haplotypes and a haplotype diversity of 0.995.

MeSH terms

  • Afghanistan
  • Chromosomes, Human, Y / genetics*
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Female
  • Gene Frequency / genetics
  • Genetic Markers / genetics
  • Genetic Variation / genetics
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Haplotypes / genetics
  • Humans
  • Linkage Disequilibrium / genetics
  • Male
  • Microsatellite Repeats / genetics*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction

Substances

  • Genetic Markers