Population genetic data for six non-combined DNA index system (non-CODIS) miniSTR loci from the Xhosa and Cape Muslim populations of South Africa
Allele frequency and forensic parameters for six non-combined DNA Index System (non-CODIS) miniSTR loci: D1S1627, D3S4529, D5S2500, D6S1017, D8S1115, and D9S2157 were calculated from a sample of 226 unrelated individuals from two populations (that is, Xhosa and Cape Muslim) of South Africa. No significant deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was found. All loci showed a moderate degree of polymorphism with heterozygosity values >0.6 for both populations across all loci. The combined power of discrimination was 0.999999675 and 0.999999037 for Xhosa and Cape Muslim populations, respectively. The respective values for the combined power of exclusion in these populations were 0.94 and 0.99. The allele frequency data generated can be used for estimating DNA profile frequencies for the studied populations residing in South Africa.
Key words: Allele frequencies, MiniSTR, DNA typing, population data, South Africa.