APOB 3′ VNTR Polymorphism in Southern African Populations

  • A. B. Lane
  • I. Marques
  • T. Jenkins
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 5)

Abstract

Inter-ethnic differences in allele frequency distributions of VNTR containing loci exist and should be taken into account when using such systems for forensic purposes. The aim of the present study has been to determine whether significant differences in apoB 3′ VNTR allele frequency distribution are detectable between southern African Negroids and Caucasoids and between subdivisions of these groups.

Keywords

Agarose Electrophoresis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Lane
    • 1
  • I. Marques
    • 1
  • T. Jenkins
    • 1
  1. 1.MRC Human Ecogenetics Research Unit, Department of Human Genetics, School of PathologySouth African Institute for Medical Research and University of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

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