Population data for 22 autosomal STR loci from Estonia


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

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  • Autosomal short tandem repeats
  • Population genetics
  • Estonia