Announcement of population data| Volume 3, ISSUE 1, e21-e25, December 2008

Genetic variation analysis of 15 autosomal STR loci in Eastern Slovak Caucasian and Romany (Gypsy) population


      The genotype polymorphism studies were carried out on two different populations: Eastern Slovak Caucasian (138) and Romany (Gypsy) (138), both from the town of Presov, at 15 highly polymorphic short tandem repeats (STRs) loci. The selected kit PowerPlex® 16 system (Promega) included amelogenin, two penta-nucleotide repeats and 13 tetra-nucleotide repeats.
      The comparison of the allele frequencies between Eastern Slovak Caucasians and Romanies has shown significant differences in the majority of the focused loci. The P-values of exact test for Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium probabilities, observed and expected heterozygosity, matching probability, power of discrimination and exclusion, polymorphic information content, typical paternity index, genetic diversity and the other population-genetic indices were calculated.


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