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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Forensic Science International|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 1997|
- Hardy-Weinberg expectations
- Linkage equilibrium
- Population databases