Nov 4, 2014

The Forensic Landscape and the Population Genetic Analyses of Hainan Li Based on Massively Parallel Sequencing DNA Profiling

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Shriprakash SinhaPingming Qiu

Abstract

Due to the formation of the Qiongzhou Strait by climate change and marine transition, Hainan island isolated from the mainland southern China during the Last Glacial Maximum. Hainan island, located at the southernmost part of China and separated from the Leizhou Peninsula by the Qiongzhou Strait, laid on one of the modern human northward migration routes from Southeast Asia to East Asia. The Hlai-language speaking Li minority, the second largest population after Han Chinese in Hainan island, is the direct descendants of the initial migrants in Hainan island and has unique ethnic properties and derived characteristics, however, the forensic associated studies on Hainan Li population are still insufficient. Hence, 136 Hainan Li individuals were genotyped in this study using the MPS-based ForenSeq(TM) DNA Signature Prep Kit (DNA Primer Set A) to characterize the forensic genetic polymorphism landscape, and DNA profiles were obtained from 152 different molecular genetic markers (27 autosomal STRs, 24 Y-STRs, 7 X-STRs, and 94 iiSNPs). A total of 419 distinct length variants and 586 repeat sequence sub-variants, with 31 novel alleles (at 17 loci), were identified across the 58 STR loci from the DNA profiles of Hainan Li population. W...Continue Reading

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