General Directory of Security, Criminal Police Laboratories, Ankara,
Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara,
Gazi University, Kirşehir Education Faculty, Kirşehir,
Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Biometry-Genetics Unit, Ankara,
(Received 23 July 1998; accepted 8 February 1999)
Allele and genotype frequencies for the five PCR-based loci were analyzed in 157 unrelated Turkish individuals. The five PCR-based loci included LDLR, GYPA, HBGG, D7S8, and Gc. The results of the chi-square and exact tests showed that the genotype distribution at the LDLR, GYPA, D7S8, and Gc loci did not significantly differ from the Hardy-Weinberg Expectation (HWE). However, the genotype distribution at the HBGG locus did not conform to HWE. Moreover, the genotype frequencies calculated in this study were compared with the published genotype frequencies of US African American and US Caucasian populations. The Turkish population was significantly different at the HBGG locus from the US Caucasian population. However, there were highly significant differences at the LDLR, HBGG, and Gc loci between the Turkish and African American populations.
Paper ID: JFS14596J