FORENSIC VALUE OF TEN SHORT TANDEM REPEAT LOCI IN TURKEY COMPARED TO OTHER ETHNIC GROUPS
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Allele frequencies of the 10 short tandem repeats (STRs) loci (D16S539, D2S1338, D3S1358, vWA, D18S51, D21S11, D8S1179, D19S433, FGA, THO1) included in the AmpFlSTR SGM Plus kit, were obtained from biological samples from 100 unrelated individual residing in different part of Turkey. The chi 2 test showed that all these loci agreed with Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, The results were compared with the previously published data from Turkish and other ethnic groups. Suggest that these loci with their high heterozygosity and combined power of discrimination (PD) values are useful for forensic identifications.