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The effects of inbreeding on DNA profile frequency estimates using PCR-based loci

  • Bruce Budowle
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Abstract

Estimates of inbreeding were determined using Wright’s FsT for loci used for PCR-based forensic analyses. The populations analyzed were African Americans, Caucasians, Hispanics, and Orientals. In most cases the Fst values at each locus were less than 0.01. The Fst values over all loci for African Americans, Caucasians, and Orientals ranged from 0.0015 to 0.0048. No substantial differences were observed for DNA profile frequency estimates when calculated under the assumption of independence or with the incorporation of Fst.

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African American Caucasian Oriental Hispanic inbreeding population substructure PCR Hardy-Weinberg Expectations DNA profile 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Budowle
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  1. 1.Forensic Science Research and Training CenterFBI AcademyQuanticoUSA

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