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International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 119, Issue 2, pp 111-113

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Characterisation of three Amerindian populations from Hidalgo State (Mexico) by 15 STR-PCR polymorphisms

  • C. BarrotAffiliated withForensic Genetics Laboratory Department of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona Email author 
  • , C. SánchezAffiliated withForensic Genetics Laboratory Department of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona
  • , M. OrtegaAffiliated withForensic Genetics Laboratory Department of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona
  • , A. González-MartínAffiliated withHistory and Anthropology Area, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State
  • , C. Brand-CasadevallAffiliated withLegal Medicine Institute
  • , A. GorostizaAffiliated withForensic Genetics Laboratory Department of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona
  • , E. HuguetAffiliated withForensic Genetics Laboratory Department of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona
  • , J. CorbellaAffiliated withForensic Genetics Laboratory Department of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona
  • , M. GenéAffiliated withFaculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona Bellvitge Hospital

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to report allele frequency data of three ethnic Amerindian population samples: the Otomi (Hña-hñu) from eastern Sierra Madre and Ixmiquilpan valley and the Huasteco from La Huasteca. These groups were characterised by 15 STR-PCR polymorphisms (HumTH01, HumvWA, D18S51, HumTPOX, D19S433, D16S539, D13S317, D8S1179, D7S820, D5S818, HumFGA, CSF1PO, D2S1338, D3S1358 and D21S11). No significant deviations in observed allelic frequencies from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium were found for all the studied systems. From the forensic point of view, the heterozygosity value, power of discrimination and the a priori chance of exclusion were calculated.

Keywords

Population genetics Amerindian STR polymorphisms Otomi Huasteco