Population data for SE33 locus in United Arab Emirates Arab population

R. Alghafri

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The high power of discrimination for SE33 locus makes it one of the most informative loci for forensic applications. Considering that locus finding its way to most of the new commercially available autosomal STR multiplexes assays, it is important to evaluate forensic parameters in UAE population before implementing kits including such locus. Here we present a genetic population study for SE33 locus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Arab population. 588 randomly collected samples were amplified using optimized in-house singleplex reaction. Forensic parameters including matching probability, power of discrimination, paternity power of exclusion and typical paternity index were calculated using Arlequin v3.5 software. Results demonstrate SE33 competence in UAE population as same as in other populations. In comparison with previously published data of 15 autosomal STR loci for UAE population [1], SE33 locus was found to have the highest power of discrimination and therefore it demonstrates the potential usefulness for forensic applications in caseworks as well as in complex paternity cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e238-e239
JournalForensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


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