Collaborative genetic mapping of 12 forensic short tandem repeat (STR) loci on the human X chromosome.

@article{Nothnagel2012CollaborativeGM,
  title={Collaborative genetic mapping of 12 forensic short tandem repeat (STR) loci on the human X chromosome.},
  author={Michael Nothnagel and Reinhard Szibor and Oliver Vollrath and Christa Augustin and Jeanett Edelmann and Maria -Pia Geppert and C{\'i}ntia Fontes Alves and Leonor Gusm{\~a}o and Marielle Vennemann and Yi-Ping Hou and Uta-Dorothee Immel and Serena Inturri and Haibo Luo and Sabine Lutz-Bonengel and Carlo Robino and Lutz Roewer and Burkhard Rolf and Juliane Sanft and Kyoung-Jin Shin and Jeong Eun Sim and Peter Wiegand and Christian Winkler and Michael Krawczak and Sandra L. Hering},
  journal={Forensic science international. Genetics},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={778-84}
}
A large number of short tandem repeat (STR) markers spanning the entire human X chromosome have been described and established for use in forensic genetic testing. Due to their particular mode of inheritance, X-STRs often allow easy and informative haplotyping in kinship analyses. Moreover, some X-STRs are known to be tightly linked so that, in combination, they constitute even more complex genetic markers than each STR taken individually. As a consequence, X-STRs have proven particularly… CONTINUE READING