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

  • C. Barrot
  • C. Sánchez
  • M. Ortega
  • A. González-Martín
  • C. Brand-Casadevall
  • A. Gorostiza
  • E. Huguet
  • J. Corbella
  • M. Gené
Short Communication

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Barrot
    • 1
  • C. Sánchez
    • 1
  • M. Ortega
    • 1
  • A. González-Martín
    • 2
  • C. Brand-Casadevall
    • 3
  • A. Gorostiza
    • 1
  • E. Huguet
    • 1
  • J. Corbella
    • 1
  • M. Gené
    • 4
  1. 1.Forensic Genetics Laboratory Department of Legal MedicineFaculty of Medicine University of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.History and Anthropology AreaAutonomous University of Hidalgo StateMexico
  3. 3.Legal Medicine InstituteLausanneSwitzerland
  4. 4.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of Barcelona Bellvitge HospitalSpain

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