About the Authors

Lejla Kovacevic

lejla_kova@yahoo.com

Affiliations Estonian Biocentre and Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Tartu, Estonia, Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics, Ufa Research Centre, RAS, Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia

Kristiina Tambets

Affiliation Estonian Biocentre and Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Tartu, Estonia

Anne-Mai Ilumäe

Affiliation Estonian Biocentre and Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Tartu, Estonia

Alena Kushniarevich

Affiliation Estonian Biocentre and Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Tartu, Estonia

Bayazit Yunusbayev

Affiliations Estonian Biocentre and Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Tartu, Estonia, Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics, Ufa Research Centre, RAS, Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia

Anu Solnik

Affiliation Estonian Biocentre and Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Tartu, Estonia

Tamer Bego

Affiliation Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sarajevo; Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dragan Primorac

Affiliation University Center of Forensic Science, Split, Croatia

Vedrana Skaro

Affiliation Genos doo, Zagreb, Croatia

Andreja Leskovac

Affiliation Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Zlatko Jakovski

Affiliation Institute for forensic medicine, criminology and and medical deontology, Medical Faculty, University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, F.Y.R of Macedonia

Katja Drobnic

Affiliation National forensic laboratory, Ministry of the Interior, Slovenia

Helle-Viivi Tolk

Affiliation Estonian Biocentre and Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Tartu, Estonia

Sandra Kovacevic

Affiliation Forensic Center, Police Directorate, Danilovgrad, Montenegro

Pavao Rudan

Affiliation Croatian Academy of Science and Art, Zagreb, Croatia

Ene Metspalu

Affiliation Estonian Biocentre and Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Tartu, Estonia

Damir Marjanovic

Affiliations Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, University Center of Forensic Science, Split, Croatia

Competing Interests

The authors have the following interests. Dr. Vedrana Skaro's affiliation to Genos company does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LK KT DM. Performed the experiments: LK KT HVT EM TB VS. Analyzed the data: LK KT AMI HVT EM AK BY AS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PR SK KD DP ZJ AL VS. Wrote the paper: LK KT EM DM AMI. Revised the manuscript: TB DP VS AL ZJ KD HVT SK PR AK BY.