STR polymorphisms have proven to be extremely useful in population genetics studies and human identification. The fifteen analysed STR loci were tetra-nucleotide repeats: D5S818, FGA, D8S1179, D21S11, D7S820, CSF1PO, D3S1358, THO1, D13S317, D16S539, D2S1338, D19S433, vWA, TPOX, D18S51.
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