Forensic Sci Int. 2001 Jan 1;115(1-2):95-8.

Regional Italian allele frequencies at nine short tandem repeat loci.

Biondo R, Spinella A, Montagna P, Walsh PS, Holt C, Budowle B.

Italian National Police, Forensic Science Service, Division III, DNA Unit, Viale dell'Aeronautica, 7 00144 Rome, Italy.

An Italian population study was performed on the loci D3S1358, vWA, FGA, TH01, TPOX, CSF1PO, D5S818, D13S317, D7S820 and a portion of the X-Y homologous gene Amelogenin for gender determination using the AmpFlSTR Profiler kit (PE Biosystems, Foster city, CA). This study was done on a population of 618 unrelated Italian individuals from 18 regions in Italy (except for Valle d'Aosta and Sardinia) to determine allele frequencies for each STR locus, and to evaluate STR technology for developing an Italian Offender DNA database.