Volume 45, Issue 5 (September 2000)
Population Frequency Distribution of HumF13A01, HumFXIIIB, and HumLIPOL Loci in the Basque Country (Northern Spain)
A population study of unrelated individuals from the Basque Country (Northern Spain) was carried out using the GenePrint STR System. The PCR products were separated on denaturing polyacrylamide gels and visualized by silver staining. Three tetrameric loci were evaluated: HumF13A01, HumFXIIIB, and HumLIPOL. All loci fit Hardy-Weinberg expectations, and independence of alleles was found between these STR loci. A comparison with other population groups indicated allele frequencies are well conserved in Caucasians, but differ from other racial groups. The calculated parameters a priori probability of exclusion (Pex) and “power of discrimination” (PD) show how informative these loci are for the determination of identity and relatedness of individuals.