Efficiency in Disputed Paternity Cases of a New Category of Markers: Chromosome Variants

  • Ludmila E. Kamenev
  • Armand C. Andre
  • Jacques L. Frederic
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 1)


Using suitable cytogenetic techniques, chromosome polymorphism has been studied in eighty disputed paternity cases.

Based on the Belgian frequencies, the theoretical rate of exclusion is 88.2% when a girl and 95% when a boy. Thus chromosome variants added to 22 blood group systems increase the exclusion rate from 99.7% to 99.96 and 99.98%.

In case of exclusion, the mean number of involved systems increased from 4 to 5.

In cases without exclusion, the probability of paternity was often high and, in some cases, the paternity was almost certain.


Blood Group Theoretical Rate Blood Group System Satellite Intensity Exclusion Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ludmila E. Kamenev
    • 1
  • Armand C. Andre
  • Jacques L. Frederic
  1. 1.Lab. des Groupes Sanguins TransfusionLiegeBelgium

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