Autosomal STR allele frequencies in Kahars of Uttar Pradesh, India, drawn with PowerPlex® 21 multiplex system
We report here the genomic portrait of Kahar population of Uttar Pradesh, India, drawn by 20 autosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci included in PowerPlex® 21 multiplex system from 147 unrelated individuals.
The combined discrimination power (CPD) and combined exclusion power (CPE) observed a value of 1 for all the tested 20 autosomal STR loci. Locus Penta E showed the highest power of discrimination (0.976) in the studied population, whereas TPOX showed the lowest (0.851). The study presents the first global report on genetic data of Kahar population and comparison at common loci with the previously published population. The study was done with the aim of studying genetic diversity and adding to the population database.
KeywordsForensic STR Autosomal Uttar Pradesh Kahar PowerPlex® 21
We express our sincere thanks to Shri Javeed Ahmad, IPS, Director, LNJN National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, Govt. of India, New Delhi, for the support and encouragement for undertaking the present study. Our thanks are also due to the volunteer subjects for providing the samples and to Promega (India) for providing PP 21 multiplex kit for the study. We are also thankful to the Director, State Forensic Science Laboratory, Sagar, M.P., for extending the laboratory facility to accomplish the study.
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Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
The study was conducted in compliance with ethical standards.
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