International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 131, Issue 5, pp 1239–1240 | Cite as

Genetic variations of 15 autosomal and 17 Y-STR markers in Sindhi population of Pakistan

  • Rukhsana Perveen
  • Ahmad Ali Shahid
  • Muhammad Shafique
  • Muhammad Shahzad
  • Tayyab Husnain
Population Data


This study comprises genetic characterization of 15 autosomal and 17 Y-chromosomal STR loci in 103 unrelated male inhabitants of the Sindhi population to establish its lineage and parameters of forensic interest. The examined autosomal STRs revealed high combined power of discrimination, combined power of exclusion, and the combined matching probability as 0.99999999999999999042580, 0.9999977141, and 9.5742 × 10−18, respectively. A total of 89 unique haplotypes were obtained, of which 84 were observed once with a haplotype diversity value of 0.999677. The resulted Y-STR haplotypes exhibited a high degree of geographical demarcation by comparing with other populations at the local and global levels.


Genetic variations Autosomal STRs Y-STRs Forensic Sindhi population 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rukhsana Perveen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ahmad Ali Shahid
    • 1
  • Muhammad Shafique
    • 1
  • Muhammad Shahzad
    • 2
  • Tayyab Husnain
    • 1
  1. 1.Forensic DNA Typing Laboratory, National Centre of Excellence in Molecular BiologyUniversity of the PunjabLahore,Pakistan
  2. 2.Forensic Services Laboratory, Centre for Applied Molecular BiologyUniversity of the PunjabLahore,Pakistan

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