Volume 44, Issue 6 (November 1999)

    Population Study of HUMTH01, HUMVWA31/A, HUMF13A1, and HUMFES/FPS Systems in Azores

    (Received 25 August 1998; accepted 2 February 1999)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The tetrameric short tandem repeat polymorphisms HUMTH01, HUMVWA31/A, HUMF13A1, and HUMFES/FPS were studied in blood stains obtained from a population of unrelated individuals from the Azores Archipelago (Portugal). Gene frequencies were determined and no deviation from the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was found. However, the allelic independence test between loci showed linkage disequilibrium between HUMVWA31/A and HUMFES/FPS. A combined discrimination power and chance of exclusion of, respectively, 0.9999 and 0.9534, reveal the high forensic interest of the four systems. No differences with other caucasoid populations were found, but comparison with some asiatic, eskimo, and amerindian populations showed significant statistical differences.


    Author Information:

    Carracedo, A
    Professor, Director of Forensic Genetic Service of Santiago de Compostela's Institute of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela,

    Vieira, DN
    Professor, Director of Coimbra's Institute of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra,

    Corte-Real, F
    Forensic scientists, Institute of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra,

    Souto, L
    Forensic scientists, Institute of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra,

    Vide, MC
    Forensic scientist, Director of Forensic Biology Service of Coimbra's Institute of Legal Medicine,

    Anjos, MJ
    Forensic scientists, Institute of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra,

    Carvalho, M
    Forensic scientists, Institute of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra,


    Stock #: JFS14597J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14597J

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    Title Population Study of HUMTH01, HUMVWA31/A, HUMF13A1, and HUMFES/FPS Systems in Azores
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    Committee E30