Zimbabwe black population data on the six short tandem repeat loci - CSF1PO, TPOX, THO1, D3S1358, VWA and FGA

Bruce Budowle, Leonard T. Nhari, Tamyra R. Moretti, Shingirai B. Kanoyangwa, Eunita Masuka, Debra A. Defenbaugh, Jill B. Smerick

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Allele frequencies for six tetrameric short tandem repeat (STR) loci CSF1PO, TPOX, THO1, D3S1358, VWA, and FGA were determined in a Black African sample population from Zimbabwe. All loci are highly polymorphic and meet Hardy-Weinberg expectations. An inter-class correlation test analysis detected only one departure from independence out of 15 pair-wise comparisons of the six loci (i.e., CSF1PO/VWA loci, P = 0.026). The allele frequency data at four of the six STR loci in the Black African sample population are similar to African American data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-221
Number of pages7
JournalForensic Science International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997



  • Hardy-Weinberg expectations
  • Linkage equilibrium
  • PCR
  • Population databases
  • STR
  • Zimbabwe

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