Northern and southern Croatian population data on seven PCR-based loci

Kathleen M. Keys, Bruce Budowle, Simun Andelinovic, Marija Definis-Gojanovic, Irena Drmic, Marcikic Mladen, Dragan Primorac

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Northern and southern Croatian sample populations were typed at seven PCR-based loci - LDLR, GYPA, HBGG, D7S8, Gc, HLA-DQA1 and D1S80. The results show that all loci meet Hardy-Weinberg expectations and that there is little evidence for association of alleles between loci. Allelic frequency distributions at all loci, except HLA-DQA1, show no differences between the northern and southern Croatian sample populations. Moreover, the population data for Croatians are similar to U.S. Caucasians; only HLA-DQA1 for southern Croatians was statistically different compared with U.S. Caucasians. A Croatian population database(s) has been created and can be used for forensic analyses to estimate the frequency of a multiple locus DNA profile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-199
Number of pages9
JournalForensic Science International
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 15 Aug 1996


  • Croatia
  • D1S80
  • D7S8
  • GYPA
  • Gc
  • HBGG
  • HLA-DQA1
  • Hardy-Weinberg expectations
  • LDLR
  • PCR
  • Population databases


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