Publication of population data of linearly inherited DNA markers in the International Journal of Legal Medicine.
ABSTRACT This manuscript extends on earlier recommendations of the editor of the International Journal of Legal Medicine on short tandem repeat population data and provides details on specific criteria relevant for the analysis and publication of population studies on haploid DNA markers, i.e. Y-chromosomal polymorphisms and mitochondrial DNA. The proposed concept is based on review experience with the two forensic haploid markers databases YHRD and EMPOP, which are both endorsed by the International Society for Forensic Genetics. The intention is to provide guidance with the preparation of population studies and their results to improve the reviewing process and the quality of published data. We also suggest a minimal set of required information to be presented in the publication to increase understanding and use of the data. The outlined procedure has in part been elaborated with the editors of the journal Forensic Science International Genetics.
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ABSTRACT: Ten MiniSTR loci were analyzed on 250 unrelated individuals of Punjabi population from Punjab province of Pakistan. The product amplification range is from 65 to 280 bp. Allele frequency for a total of 98 observed alleles is from 0.002 to 0.41. Forensic and paternity statistical parameters were investigated including combined power of discrimination (PD), combined power of exclusion (PE), and cumulative probability of matching (PM) equaled to 0.99999999999824, 0.999824, and 1.75931×10−12, respectively. These MiniSTRs on the basis of high degree polymorphism and fragment size reduction will be highly informative in most of the forensic cases where DNA of the samples is degraded, mass disasters, and dead body identification. Significant differences were observed in all loci when comparing with same STR loci in previously published different world populations. Keywords MiniSTRs . Genetic polymorphism . Forensic . Punjabi populationInternational Journal of Legal Medicine 11/2014; DOI:10.1007/s00414-014-1127-5 · 2.69 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: A total of 150 samples of unrelated males from North of Italy were analyzed with the prototype Yfiler® Plus kit (Thermo Fisher Scientific, Oyster Point, CA). This kit is a short tandem repeat (STR) assay based on six-dye chemistry that amplifies 25 Y-STR loci. Sixteen loci are in common with Yfiler® kit and nine are new (DYS576, DYS627, DYS460, DYS518, DYS570, DYS449, DYS481, DYF387S1a/b, DYS533). In this population study, the improvement of adding additional Y-STR markers increased the discriminatory capacity from 0.787 with the minimum haplotype (MHT) loci to 1 with the prototype Yfiler® Plus kit.Deutsche Zeitschrift für die Gesamte Gerichtliche Medizin 09/2014; DOI:10.1007/s00414-014-1078-x · 2.60 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Allele frequencies for 15 autosomal STR loci (N = 290) and haplotype data for 17 Y-STR loci (N = 157) were determined for an admixed population from Belize. There were no detectable departures from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium expectations at any autosomal STR loci except for the D8S1179 locus (p = 0.002). The combined power of discrimination (PD) and combined power of exclusion (PE) were greater than 0.99999999 and 0.99999951, respectively. In addition, a total of 144 distinct Y-STR haplotypes were observed with 133 Y-STR haplotypes observed only once. The most common Y-STR haplotype was observed three times for two separate haplotypes. The various analyses of these forensically relevant STR loci showed that these markers are informative in the Belize population for forensic and parentage testing applications.International Journal of Legal Medicine 09/2014; DOI:10.1007/s00414-014-1082-1 · 2.69 Impact Factor