Allele frequencies and forensically relevant population statistics of 22 short tandem repeat (STR) loci were determined from 303 unrelated Estonian individuals. The samples were amplified with three kits: the AmpFlSTR® Identifiler, the PowerPlex® ESI 16 and the PowerPlex® 16. No significant deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was detected, except for locus D22S1045. Investigated loci are very discriminating in Estonian population, with a combined discrimination power of 0.9999999999999999999999999877. Furthermore, a comparison with previously published frequency data from other nearby populations is presented.
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Sadam, M., Tasa, G., Tiidla, A. et al. Population data for 22 autosomal STR loci from Estonia. Int J Legal Med 129, 1219–1220 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00414-014-1089-7
- Autosomal short tandem repeats
- Population genetics