International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 108, Issue 3, pp 145–149 | Cite as

Spanish population data on 7 tetrameric short tandem repeat loci

  • Pablo Martin
  • Antonio Alonso
  • Bruce Budowle
  • Cristina Albarrán
  • Oscar García
  • Manuel Sancho
Original Article


Allele and genotype frequencies for 7 tetramerie short tandem repeat loci were determined in a Spanish population sample (N = 186–244) using PCR and subsequent analysis of the PCR products by denaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis followed by silver staining. The loci were HUMFES/FPS, HUMVWA, HUMTHOI, HUMF13B, HUMCSFIPO, HUMF13A1 and HUMTPOX and all loci met Hardy-Weinberg expectations. In addition, little evidence was found for association of alleles among the 7 loci. Thus the allele frequency data can be used in identity testing to estimate the frequency of a multiple PCR-based DNA profile in the Spanish population.

Key words

PCR STR HUMFES/FPS HUMVWA HUMTHO1 HUMF13B HUMCSF1PO HUMF13A1 HUMTPOX Population genetics Spain HardyWeinberg equilibrium Linkage equilibrium 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pablo Martin
    • 1
  • Antonio Alonso
    • 1
  • Bruce Budowle
    • 2
  • Cristina Albarrán
    • 1
  • Oscar García
    • 3
  • Manuel Sancho
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Nacional de ToxicologíaSección de BiologíaMadridSpain
  2. 2.Forensic Science Research and Training CenterFBI AcademyQuanticoUSA
  3. 3.Area de laboratorio UTAPBilbaoSpain

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