Allele frequencies of 15 short tandem repeats (STRs) in three Egyptian populations of different ethnic groups

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DNA typing of 15 short tandem repeat (STR) loci included in the AmpFlSTR Identifiler™ PCR amplification kit (Applied Biosystems), was carried out in three Egyptian populations of different ethnic groups: the Berbers from the Siwa oasis (in the North-Western Egyptian desert), the Muslims and the Copts from Adaima (Upper Egypt). A total of 297 individuals were typed. After Bonferroni's correction, no deviations from the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium were observed for all samples at the 15 STR loci. All loci are highly polymorphic and population differentiation tests showed that 7, 10 and 8 out of 15 loci have significant differences between the Berbers and the Muslim samples, between the Berbers and the Copts, and between the two samples from Adaima, respectively. Comparative analyses between our population data and other geographically related populations gathered from the literature were performed. © 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Coudray, C., Guitard, E., El-Chennawi, F., Larrouy, G., & Dugoujon, J. M. (2007). Allele frequencies of 15 short tandem repeats (STRs) in three Egyptian populations of different ethnic groups. Forensic Science International, 169(2–3), 260–265. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2006.03.017

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