STR Sequence Nomenclature

The ‘Forensic STR Sequence Structure Guide’ is an updated set of forensic STR sequences that was originally published as Supplementary File S1 in the article:

Parson W, Ballard D, Budowle B, Butler JM, Gettings KB, Gill P, Gusmão L, Hares DR, Irwin JA, King JL, de Knijff P, Morling N, Prinz M, Schneider PM, Van Neste C, Willuweit S, Phillips C: Massively parallel sequencing of forensic STRs: Considerations of the DNA commission of the International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG) on minimal nomenclature requirements. Forensic Science International Genetics 2016, 22: 54-63 (doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2016.01.009; available at;Parson2016).

The original file has been expanded, enhanced and revised as described in the publication Phillips C, Gettings KB, King JL, Ballard D, Bodner M, Borsuk L, Parson W: “The devil’s in the detail”: Release of an expanded, enhanced and dynamically revised forensic STR Sequence Guide. Forensic Science International Genetics 2018, 34: 162-169 (doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2018.02.017).

The most recent version of this permanently curated and updated Forensic STR Sequence Structure Guide containing updated information is available for download here. The updates since the last version are reported in a change log tab contained in the file. To receive information on new releases of the Forensic STR Sequence Structure Guide and to stay updated about STRidER, register here for the STRidER newsletter.