International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 133, Issue 2, pp 427–428 | Cite as

Allele frequencies of 18 autosomal STR loci in the Uyghur population living in Kashgar Prefecture, Northwest China

  • Jian Zhang
  • Zhenghui Li
  • Xiaoting Mo
  • Wenhua Ma
  • Hantao Zhang
  • Ziqing Lin
  • Jian YeEmail author
Population Data


There is currently no large population data-based data set in Kashgar Prefecture Uyghur. The allele frequencies of 18 autosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci included in the DNATyper™ 19 kit were evaluated in 2600 Uyghur individuals living in Kashgar Prefecture, Northwest China. The values of combined power of discrimination (CPD) and combined probability of exclusion (CPE) of all 18 autosomal STR loci were 0.99999999999999999998235 and 0.99999998670, respectively. Phylogenetic analyses revealed that the Uyghur population has a closer relationship with the Xinjiang-Kazakh, Inner Mongolia-Mongolian, and other three Uyghur populations. In addition, our results are consistent with the hypothesis that Uyghur population is an admixture of Eastern Asian and European populations.


Short tandem repeat (STR) Population data Uyghur population Kashgar Prefecture 



We thank all of the participants in this study.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhenghui Li
    • 3
  • Xiaoting Mo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wenhua Ma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hantao Zhang
    • 3
  • Ziqing Lin
    • 3
  • Jian Ye
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Forensic ScienceMinistry of public securityBeijingChina
  2. 2.National Engineering Laboratory for Forensic ScienceBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of Forensic MedicineCriminal Investigation Police University of ChinaShenyangChina

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