Genetic Portrait of Bhil Tribe of Central India Based on Autosomal and X STR Loci

  • Pankaj Shrivastava
  • Umang Gupta
  • Toshi Jain
  • Veena Ben Trivedi
  • Sonia Kakkar
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


India is a country of variety of populations which include various caste and tribes. In order to decipher the genetic portrait of Bhil, the highest populated tribe of Central India, we undertook a study on 183 healthy unrelated individuals from Bhil tribe and assessed the intra and inter population genetic variation using 15 biparental autosomal and 12 sex linked X STR markers. Besides finding the genetic portrait an attempt was also made to establish relation if at all any, between these two set of markers. For comparison, only those populations were selected from the world vide published data on which population data was reported on the same 15 autosomal and 12 X STR markers and from the same province. The genotyping work used in this study was done with the financial support from Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology and Biotechnology Council of Madhya Pradesh.


Autosomal STR X STR Bhil Central India Forensic science Population study 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pankaj Shrivastava
    • 1
  • Umang Gupta
    • 1
  • Toshi Jain
    • 1
  • Veena Ben Trivedi
    • 1
  • Sonia Kakkar
    • 2
  1. 1.State Forensic Science Laboratory, DNA Fingerprinting UnitSagarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Forensic MedicinePGIMERChandigarhIndia

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