Journal Published Online: 01 September 1998
Volume 43, Issue 5

PM and D1S80 Loci Gene Frequencies in the Zaragoza Population of Northern Spain



LDLR, GYPA, HBGG, D7S8, GC (PM loci) and D1S80 are widely used in forensic casework analyses and population data are required to estimate the frequency of a DNA profile. This paper presents the results of a survey aimed at investigating the allele and genotype frequency distribution of these loci in an important Spanish population (Zaragoza, North Spain). Statistical analysis to determine whether allele frequencies were in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was carried out as well as to obtain some parameters of medicolegal interest. There was no evidence of association between the alleles of the loci. The Zaragoza sample does not differ substantially from other Caucasian populations.

Author Information

Martinez-Jarreta, B
University of Zaragoza, Spain
Budowle, B
Forensic Science Research and Training Center, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA
Abecia, E
University of Zaragoza, Spain
Bell, B
University of Zaragoza, Spain
Casalod, Y
University of Zaragoza, Spain
Castellano, M
University of Zaragoza, Spain
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ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14366J