Correlation of paternity index with probability of exclusion and efficiency criteria of genetic markers for parternity testing

Ranajit Chakraborty, Robert E. Ferrell

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The statistical correlation between the chance of paternity exclusion and paternity index is explored to derive a new criterion of judging the efficiency of an array of genetic determinations for parentage diagnosis. The theoretical basis is illustrated with allele frequency data on genetic markers used in a paternity testing protocol to examine the possible effects of changing the genetic systems on the prospect of identifying fathers by genetic markers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-124
Number of pages12
JournalForensic Science International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1982


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