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Allele frequency distributions for 15 tetrameric short tandem repeat (STR) loci were determined using the AmpFlSTR® Identifiler Plus™ PCR amplification kit. There was little evidence of departures from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium or association of alleles of different loci in the population samples. The probability of identity values for the different populations range from 1/3.3 × 10(17) (White) to 1/1.88 × 10(18) (Coloured). The combined probability of paternal exclusion for the different population groups ranges from 0.9995858 (Coloured) to 0.9997874 (Indian).

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s00414-013-0898-4

Type

Journal article

Journal

International journal of legal medicine

Publication Date

03/2014

Volume

128

Pages

275 - 276

Addresses

Division Forensic Services, Quality Management Section (Biology), South African Police Service, Private Bag 18, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007, South Africa, lucassen@vodamail.co.za.

Keywords

Humans, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Genetics, Population, Microsatellite Repeats, Gene Frequency, Genotype, Paternity, African Continental Ancestry Group, South Africa, Female, Male, Forensic Genetics, Genetic Loci