International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 127, Issue 1, pp 63–64 | Cite as

Population data of 12 X-STR loci in a North of Portugal sample

  • Laura Cainé
  • Sérgio Costa
  • Maria F. PinheiroEmail author
Population Data

DNA markers on the X-chromosome (ChrX) have been shown to be powerful tools for solving complex relationship cases [1].

The ChrX contains four linkage groups located at Xp22.2, Xq12, Xq26, and Xq28 that can provide independent genotype information. At present, it is proposed that it is preferable to use clusters to define haplotypes in forensic practice [2].

The X-Decaplex (DXS8378, DXS9902, DXS7132, DXS9898, DXS6809, DXS6789, DXS7133, GATA172D05, GATA31E08, and DXS7423) has been used by the GHEP-ISFG to make several studies [3, 4] and to solve forensic cases.

The Investigator Argus X-12 kit (Qiagen) includes 12 X-STRs located in four different linkage groups (linkage group 1: DXS10148, DXS10135, DXS8378; linkage group 2: DXS7132, DXS10079, DXS10074; linkage group 3: DXS10103, HPRTB, DXS10101; linkage group 4: DXS10146, DXS10134, DXS7423).

The Investigator ArgusX-12 Kit is a multiplex application kit that amplifies 12X-chromosomal STR loci highly suited for paternity testing [5],...


Linkage Group Polymorphism Information Content Unique Haplotype Paternity Testing Haplotype Data 
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Supplementary material

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Table S 1 Forensic parameters for 12 X-STR loci in the tested population of the North of Portugal (150 males, 73 females). (XLSX 12 kb)
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Table S 2 Allele frequencies of the 12 X-STR loci in the tested population of the North of Portugal (150 males, 73 females). (XLSX 11 kb)
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Table S 3 Distribution of STR haplotypes for the Chr X linkage groups (n = 150 males). (XLSX 9 kb)
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Table S 4a Haplotype frequencies on Chr X linkage group 1 (n = 150 males). (XLSX 11 kb)
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Table S 4b Haplotype frequencies on Chr X linkage group 2 (n = 150 males). (XLSX 10 kb)
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Table S 4c Haplotype frequencies on Chr X linkage group 3 (n = 150 males). (XLSX 10 kb)
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Table S 4d Haplotype frequencies on Chr X linkage group 4 (n = 150 males). (XLSX 11 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Cainé
    • 1
  • Sérgio Costa
    • 1
  • Maria F. Pinheiro
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.PortoPortugal

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