The short tandem repeat locus D3S1359.

  title={The short tandem repeat locus D3S1359.},
  author={Roger P{\"o}ltl and Christine Luckenbach and Heide Ritter},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  volume={95 2},
Short tandem repeats (STRs) are used by many laboratories throughout the world performing paternity testing or criminal casework. Nevertheless, many of the established STRs have obvious disadvantages such as low number of common alleles (e.g., hTPO, THO1) or alleles with frequencies of nearly 50% (e.g., hTPO, FES). In this paper the new STR locus D3S1359 is described. In a population study which was carried out on 136 unrelated individuals from southwestern Germany, we have detected 17… CONTINUE READING