Analysis of the D1S80 (pMCT118) VNTR locus polymorphism in a native Kuwaiti population by the polymerase chain reaction.


Journal Article

We have determined the allele and genotype frequencies at the hypervariable locus D1S80 in a native Kuwaiti population using the polymerase chain reaction technique and subsequent high resolution gel electrophoresis. In a sample of 200 individuals, 21 alleles and 57 genotypes were detected. The alleles with 18 and 24 repeat units were most common with frequencies of 0.188 and 0.408 respectively. The distribution of the observed genotypes was in agreement with the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium prediction. The observed heterozygosity for the population sample was 0.80 with the allelic diversity of 0.781 +/- 0.029 and the power of discrimination was 0.94. The data obtained in this study are potentially useful for individual identification in forensic casework.

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Cited Authors

  • al-Nassar, KE; Mathew, J; Thomas, N; Fatania, HR

Published Date

  • April 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 78 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 131 - 138

PubMed ID

  • 8621120

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8621120

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-6283

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0379-0738

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0379-0738(95)01881-6


  • eng