Journal of APPLIED BIOMEDICINE
ISSN 1214-0287 (on-line)
ISSN 1214-021X (printed)

Volume 3 (2005), No 3, p 129-131




Population genetics of 11 nuclear and 1 mitochondrial short tandem repeat loci in a population of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Tomas Vanecek, Pavel Trubac, Frantisek Vorel, Miroslav Sip

Address: Miroslav Sip, Faculty of Health and Social Studies, University of South Bohemia, Jirovcova 24, 370 04 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
sip@zsf.jcu.cz

Received 28th February 2005.
Revised 12th April 2005.
Published online 10th June 2005.

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SUMMARY
A population study on 11 nuclear and 1 mitochondrial short tandem repeats (STR) (CSF1PO, TPOX, THO1, F13A01, FESFPS, vWA, D16S539, D7S820, D13S317, LPL, F13B and mitochondrial (CA)n repeat (mtCA)) was performed, and allele frequencies together with other forensic genetics characteristics, were estimated from a sample of 111-253 unrelated individuals living in the area of South Bohemia, Czech Republic. All loci, except F13B, meet Hardy-Weinberg expectations. Significant differences of allele frequencies were found in three (vWA, D16S539 and F13B) or two loci (vWA, D16S539) when compared with reference or known Czech data, respectively. An allele frequencies comparison of the mitochondrial marker shows significant differences only in the case of the African population.

KEY WORDS
short tandem repeat; population data; GenePrint STR Kit; mitochondrial CA repeat polymorphism; Czech Republic


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