Y- STRs and forensic parameters in African populations

Y- STRs and forensic parameters in African populations

Abstract:

Short Tandem Repeat polymorphisms have been widely studied in the world, since specific databases are required to produce correct estimates of forensic statistical parameters. In this regard, Y-chromosome STRs have been studied mainly in Europe but are relatively scarce for sub-Saharan populations, despite these populations are represented in most of the Western countries. The aim of this work is to detect groups of populations with the lowest genetic variability within the African context. This allows to establish the relative homogeneity of Y-STRs databases for forensic casework and eventually to provide a wider insight into the African genetic history.

Citation:

Source Link:
http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2007.10.048

Keywords

Peoples: - | Places: - | Topics: - | DNA Type: Y-DNA

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