Description and analysis of allele distribution for four VNTR markers in French and French Canadian populations

Keith L. Monson, Jean Paul Moisan, Olivier Pascal, Michèle McSween, Dominique Aubert, Alan Giusti, Bruce Budowle, Léo Lavergne

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Abstract

Allele distributions were determined for several VNTR loci in the general French Caucasian population, a French regional population from Brittany and in three French Canadian populations, residing either in Montréal or in one of two other regions in Québec. Allele distributions are highly polymorphic in all populations sampled. Despite a well-documented genetic founder effect in one of the populations, no disequilibrium was detected over all genotypes, within and between loci, for the data bases in this study. Moreover, there were no forensically significant differences observed between estimated frequencies of 1, 964 Caucasian and non-Caucasian target DNA profiles estimated in any of the groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-143
Number of pages9
JournalHuman Heredity
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995

Keywords

  • Allele frequency
  • Forensic
  • Paternity testing
  • Population genetics
  • RFLP
  • VNTR

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    Monson, K. L., Moisan, J. P., Pascal, O., McSween, M., Aubert, D., Giusti, A., Budowle, B., & Lavergne, L. (1995). Description and analysis of allele distribution for four VNTR markers in French and French Canadian populations. Human Heredity, 45(3), 135-143. https://doi.org/10.1159/000154274