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Native American population data based on the Globalfiler® autosomal STR loci

  • Jillian Ng
    Affiliations
    Molecular Anthropology Laboratory, Department of Anthropology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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  • Robert F. Oldt
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    Molecular Anthropology Laboratory, Department of Anthropology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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  • Kelly L. McCulloh
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    Forensic Science Graduate Program, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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  • Jessica A. Weise
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    Forensic Science Graduate Program, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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  • Joy Viray
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    Sacramento County District Attorney’s Crime Laboratory, 4800 Broadway Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95820, USA
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  • Bruce Budowle
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    University of North Texas Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA

    Center of Excellence in Genomic Medicine Research (CEGMR), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
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  • David Glenn Smith
    Affiliations
    Molecular Anthropology Laboratory, Department of Anthropology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA

    Forensic Science Graduate Program, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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  • Sreetharan Kanthaswamy
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author. Current address: School of Mathematical and and Natural Sciences ASU at the West Campus 4701 W Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306-4908, USA.
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    Molecular Anthropology Laboratory, Department of Anthropology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA

    Forensic Science Graduate Program, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA

    California National Primate Research Center, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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      Highlights

      • The study includes the analysis of 31 Native American tribes.
      • 21 autosomal Globalfiler® STRs were used in the study.
      • Allele frequency and heterozygosity estimates were generated.
      • Probabilities of identity and paternity exclusion were reported.

      Abstract

      Native American population data are limited and thus impact computing accurate statistical parameters for forensic investigations. Thus, additional information should be generated from geographically representative tribes in North America, particularly from those that are not included in existing population databases for forensic use. The Globafiler® PCR Amplification kit was used to produce STR genotypic data for 533 individuals who represent 31 Native American tribal populations derived from eight geographically diverse regions in North America. Population genetic estimates from 21 autosomal STRs are reported.
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