Allele frequencies of the 15 AmpFlSTR Identifiler loci in the population of Vojvodina Province, Serbia and Montenegro

I. Veselinovi1 , M. Kubat2, I. Fura2, J. kavi2, I. Martinovi Klari3 and M. Tasi1

(1) Institute of Forensic Medicine, Clinical Center Novi Sad, Hajduk-Veljkova 1–7, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro
(2) Department of Forensic Medicine and Criminology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
(3) Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia

Received: 11 September 2003 Accepted: 29 December 2003 Published online: 24 April 2004

Abstract The 15 AmpFlSTR Identifiler loci (D8S1179, D21S11, D7S820, CSF1PO, D3S1358, TH01, D13S317, D16S539, D2S1338, D19S433, VWA, TPOX, D18S51, D5S818 and FGA) were analyzed in the sample of 100 unrelated, autochthonous healthy adult Serbians from Novi Sad (Vojvodina Province, Serbia and Montenegro). The agreement with HWE was confirmed for all loci with the exception of D7S820 (based on the 2-test only). The combined power of discrimination (PD) and the combined power of exclusion (PE) for the 15 tested STR loci were 0.99999999999999995 and 0.9999990, respectively. According to the presented data, D2S1338 and D18S51 are the most informative markers. Based on allelic frequencies and statistical parameters for forensic testing, it may be suggested that the AmpFlSTR Identifiler detection system represents a powerful strategy for individual identification and parentage analysis in the Serbian population.