Analysis of the D1S80 (pMCT118) VNTR locus polymorphism in a native Kuwaiti population by the polymerase chain reaction.

Abstract:

:We have determined the allele and genotype frequencies at the hypervariable locus D1S80 in a native Kuwaiti population using the polymerase chain reaction technique and subsequent high resolution gel electrophoresis. In a sample of 200 individuals, 21 alleles and 57 genotypes were detected. The alleles with 18 and 24 repeat units were most common with frequencies of 0.188 and 0.408 respectively. The distribution of the observed genotypes was in agreement with the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium prediction. The observed heterozygosity for the population sample was 0.80 with the allelic diversity of 0.781 +/- 0.029 and the power of discrimination was 0.94. The data obtained in this study are potentially useful for individual identification in forensic casework.

journal_name

Forensic Sci Int

authors

al-Nassar KE,Mathew J,Thomas N,Fatania HR

doi

10.1016/0379-0738(95)01881-6

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1996-04-02 00:00:00

pages

131-8

issue

2

eissn

0379-0738

issn

1872-6283

pii

0379-0738(95)01881-6

journal_volume

78

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