International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 128, Issue 2, pp 279–280 | Cite as

Population genetics of 29 autosomal STRs and 17 Y-chromosomal STRs in a population sample from Afghanistan

  • Cajsa Älgenäs
  • Andreas O. Tillmar
Population Data


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.


Afghanistan Short tandem repeats Y-chromosome Forensic Population genetics 



We would like to thank Helena Nilsson for the laboratory assistance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Forensic Genetics and Forensic ToxicologyNational Board of Forensic MedicineLinköpingSweden

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