Population data from sub-populations of the Northern Territory of Australia for 15 autosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci.

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Journal Article
Citation:
Forensic Sci Int, 2007, 171 (2-3), pp. 237 - 249
Issue Date:
2007-09-13
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It is a requirement that forensic DNA profiling evidence be accompanied by an estimation of its weight, in order that the court can assign an appropriate probative value to the evidence during legal proceedings. There are various models by which this estimation can be made, but each relies on approximations of the allele frequencies in the relevant population. It is also important to assess relevant population genetic features of the available data. This report provides allele frequencies and estimates of common population genetic parameters for the major sub-populations of the Northern Territory of Australia genotyped at 15 autosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci.
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