Population Substructure

Genetic mixing of alleles is not completely random because parents often share some common ancestry. The consequence of this non-random mating is that

Figure 20.3

Histogram comparison of allele frequencies for three different U.S. population groups for alleles observed at the STR locus D13S317 (see Appendix II). Alleles are indicated by repeat number. Note that a single observation was made of an allele 15 in both the Caucasian and Hispanic sample sets (asterisks). Since these are below the minimum allele threshold of five observations, then the value used in performing frequency estimates would be 0.00828 [5/2(302)] for the Caucasians and 0.01786 [5/2(140)] for the Hispanics.

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