Journal of
Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine

  • Abbreviation: J. Clin. Pathol. Forensic Med.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2405
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 30

Case Report

Allele frequencies of 15 STR loci using AmpF/STR identifiler kit in Azerbaijan population

Elnur Nasibov1, M. S. Shahzad2*, Mujgan Cengiz3, Ozlem Bulbul4, Muhammad Ilyas5, Syyada Samra Jafri5, Gonul Filoglu4, Havva Altuncul4 and Gunduz Sadixov1
1Ministry of Internal Affairs, Department of Criminalitic Investigations, Human DNA Identification laboratory Baku, Azerbijan. 2GenoMed A.G Switzerland. 3Department of Medicai Biology, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University Turkey. 4Institute of Forensic Sciences, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University Turkey. 5National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.
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  •  Accepted: 20 April 2011
  •  Published: 30 September 2011


Allele frequencies for 15 autosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci included in the AmpFlSTR® Identifiler® PCR Amplification Kit from Applied Biosystems (D8S1179, D21S11, D7S820, CSF1PO, D3S1358, TH01, D13S317, D16S539, D2S1338, D19S433, vWA, TPOX, D18S51, D5S818 and FGA) and several statistical parameters were estimated from a sample of 224 unrelated individuals, mostly males, living in capital Baku (Azerbaijan) from central and southern governorates. The allele frequency spectrum detected in the Azerbaijani sample were compared to allele frequencies from 5 other data sets from published studies of individuals from Turkey, Iran, Russian, Caucasians and American populations. Significant global differences in allele frequencies were detected.


Key words: Azerbaijan population, short tandem repeat DNA typing (STR DNA typing), population data, allele frequencies.