Population data on the thirteen CODIS core short tandem repeat loci in African Americans, U.S. Caucasians, Hispanics, Bahamians, Jamaicans, and Trinidadians

Bruce Budowle, Tamyra R. Moretti, Anne L. Baumstark, Debra A. Defenbaugh, Kathleen M. Keys

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Abstract

Allele distributions for 13 tetrameric short tandem repeat (STR) loci, CSF1PO, FGA, TH01, TPOX, VWA, D3S1358, D5S818, D7S820, D8S1179, D13S317, D16S539, D18S51, and D21S11, were determined in African American, United States Caucasian, Hispanic, Bahamian, Jamaican, and Trinidadian sample populations. There was little evidence for departures from Hardy-Weinberg expectations (HWE) in any of the populations. Based on the exact test, the loci that departed significantly from HWE are: D21S11 (p = 0.010, Bahamians); CSF1PO (p = 0.014, Trinidadians); TPOX (p = 0.011, Jamaicans and p = 0.035, U.S. Caucasians); and D16S539 (p = 0.043, Bahamians). After employing the Bonferroni correction for the number of loci analyzed (i.e., 13 loci per database), these observations are not likely to be significant. There is little evidence for association of alleles between the loci in these databases. The allelic frequency data are similar to other comparable data within the same major population group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1277-1286
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1999

Keywords

  • African American
  • Bahamian
  • CODIS core loci
  • CSF1PO
  • Caucasian
  • D13S317
  • D16S539
  • D18S5 1
  • D21S11
  • D3S1358
  • D5S818
  • D7S820
  • DNA typing
  • FGA
  • Forensic science
  • Hispanic
  • Jamaican
  • Population genetics
  • TH01
  • TPOX
  • Trinidadian
  • VWA

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