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The genetic structure of native Americans in North America based on the Globalfiler® STRs
The genetic structure of native Americans in North America based on the Globalfiler® STRs
Document Language : English 
Abstract : Current forensic STR databases, such as CODIS, lack population genetic data on Native American populations. Information from a geographically diverse array of tribes is necessary to provide improved statistical estimates of the strength of associations with DNA evidence. The Globalfiler STR markers were used to characterize the genetic structure of ten tribal populations from seven geographic regions in North America, including those not presently represented in forensic databases. Samples from the Arctic region, Baja California, California/Great Basin, the Southeast, Mexico, the Midwest, and the Southwest were analyzed for allele frequencies, observed and expected heterozygosities, and F-statistics. The tribal samples exhibited an FST or h value above the conservative 0.03 estimate recommended by the National Research Council (NRC) for calculating random match probabilities among Native Americans. The greater differentiation among tribal populations computed here (h = 0.04) warrants the inclusion of additional regional Native American samples into STR databases. 
ISSN : 1344-6223 
Journal Name : Legal Medicine 
Volume : 23 
Issue Number : 1 
Publishing Year : 1437 AH
2016 AD
Article Type : Article 
Added Date : Tuesday, July 18, 2017 


Researcher Name (Arabic)Researcher Name (English)Researcher TypeDr GradeEmail
Kelly L. McCullohMcCulloh, Kelly L.ResearcherDoctorate 
Jillian NgNg, Jillian ResearcherDoctorate 
Robert F. OldtOldt, Robert F.ResearcherDoctorate 
Jessica A. WeiseWeise, Jessica A.ResearcherDoctorate 
Joy VirayViray, Joy ResearcherDoctorate 
Bruce BudowleBudowle, Bruce ResearcherDoctorate 
David Glenn SmithSmith, David GlennResearcherDoctorate 
Sreetharan KanthaswamyKanthaswamy, Sreetharan ResearcherDoctorate 


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