International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 119, Issue 2, pp 111–113

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

Authors

    • Forensic Genetics Laboratory Department of Legal MedicineFaculty of Medicine University of Barcelona
  • C. Sánchez
    • Forensic Genetics Laboratory Department of Legal MedicineFaculty of Medicine University of Barcelona
  • M. Ortega
    • Forensic Genetics Laboratory Department of Legal MedicineFaculty of Medicine University of Barcelona
  • A. González-Martín
    • History and Anthropology AreaAutonomous University of Hidalgo State
  • C. Brand-Casadevall
    • Legal Medicine Institute
  • A. Gorostiza
    • Forensic Genetics Laboratory Department of Legal MedicineFaculty of Medicine University of Barcelona
  • E. Huguet
    • Forensic Genetics Laboratory Department of Legal MedicineFaculty of Medicine University of Barcelona
  • J. Corbella
    • Forensic Genetics Laboratory Department of Legal MedicineFaculty of Medicine University of Barcelona
  • M. Gené
    • Faculty of MedicineUniversity of Barcelona Bellvitge Hospital
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s00414-004-0488-6

Cite this article as:
Barrot, C., Sánchez, C., Ortega, M. et al. Int J Legal Med (2005) 119: 111. doi:10.1007/s00414-004-0488-6

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 geneticsAmerindianSTR polymorphismsOtomiHuasteco

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