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Allele frequencies distributions for 13 autosomal STR loci in 3 Black Carib (Garifuna) populations of the Honduran Caribbean coasts

  • Edwin-Francisco Herrera-Paz
    Corresponding author at: Bufete Herrera Doninelli, 3era ave. 15, 16 calle S.O. No. 124, Barrio La Guardia, San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Tel.: +504 5552997; fax: +504 5572477.
    Genética Molecular de Centroamérica (GENMOL) S.A. de C.V. Local Bufete Herrera Doninelli, 3era ave. 15, 16 calle S.O. No. 124, Barrio La Guardia, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

    Universidad Católica de Honduras, Campus San Pedro Sula, Facultad de Medicina, Colonia Zerón, 12 calle, 21 ave. N.O., Blvd. Hospital Mario Catarino Rivas, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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  • Luis-Fernando García
    Facultad de Biología, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Carrera 30 No. 45-03, Bogotá, Colombia
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  • Ines Aragon-Nieto
    Laboratorio de ADN, Biología Molecular de Colombia Ltada, Carrera 16A No. 85-29, Bogotá, Colombia
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  • Manuel Paredes
    Laboratorio de ADN, Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses de Colombia, Calle 7-A No. 12-61 piso 3, Bogotá, Colombia
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      Allele and genotype frequencies for 13 autosomal STR loci included in the Promega Powerplex 16 kit were assessed in 174 individuals from three Garifuna communities of the Caribbean coasts of Honduras (Central America). For the 13 loci the observed heterozygocity frequencies ranged from 0.571 for the D5S818 locus to 0.939 for the D18S51 locus, both in the Corozal population. Deviations from Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium, as well as pairs of loci in linkage disequilibrium (even after Bonferroni corrections of the level of statistical significance) and high Fis values were observed. These “spurious” results are probably caused by population substructure (Wahlund effect within communities) and high endogamy.


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