International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 133, Issue 4, pp 1037–1038 | Cite as

Genetic variation among the major Pakistani populations based on 15 autosomal STR markers

  • Ijaz AnwarEmail author
  • Shahid Hussain
  • Atta Ur Rehman
  • Manzoor Hussain
Population Data


Pakistan is located at an important cross-road of human history and has been a passageway for many invaders and dynasties in the past. The historic human migrations across this country have resulted in a blend of ancient civilizations, which are still reflected in the current socio-cultural fabrication of this population. This makes Pakistan an ideal country to study the genetic differentiation and various other genomic aspects of a human population.


Forensic Pakistan Autosomal STR Polymorphism Genetic variation Identifiler 


Funding information

The authors are thankful for the financial support provided by the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for PhD studies of foreign students in Switzerland and by the Centre for Applied Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Criminal JusticeUniversity of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Centre for Applied Molecular BiologyUniversity of the PunjabLahorePakistan
  3. 3.Centre of Excellence in Molecular BiologyUniversity of the PunjabLahorePakistan
  4. 4.Department of Zoology, Faculty of ScienceHazara UniversityMansehraPakistan

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