Journal Published Online: 01 May 1997
Volume 42, Issue 3

The Distribution of the vWF Alleles and Genotypes in the Palestinian Population



Short tandem repeat (STR) loci amplified by PCR are known as a useful tool for individual identification and paternity testing. Direct PCR amplification from small amounts of whole blood is a rapid and convenient method for population screening for STR and VNTR markers. The allele frequencies of the vWF locus were determined for 127 unrelated Palestinians. Co-dominant segregation was observed in 20 mother/child pairs. Nine alleles were observed, with frequencies ranging from 0.004 to 0.327. Heterozygosity was 79%, and discrimination power was 0.927.

Author Information

Khatib, H
The Silberman Life Sciences Institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Ezzughayyar, M
Almakassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
Ayesh, S
The Islamic University of Gaza, Israel
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ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14156J