Table 8

STR heterozygosity and variance for South Indian caste populations

Hexp

Hobs

Alleles per locusa

Variancea


Tamil Upper

0.728

(+/- 0.020)

0.700

7.1

3.4

NTS Upper

0.716

(+/- 0.019)

0.683

6.6

3.2

Tamil Middle

0.718

(+/- 0.020)

0.681

6.8

3.3

Tamil Lower

0.716

(+/- 0.021)

0.699

6.4

3.3

Andhra Upper

0.732

(+/- 0.018)

0.708

6.7

3.6

Andhra Middle

0.721

(+/- 0.020)

0.693

7.6

3.4

Andhra Lower

0.719

(+/- 0.020)

0.704

7.5

3.4

E. Asians

0.692

(+/- 0.025)

0.697

6.5

3.4

Europeans

0.716

(+/- 0.017)

0.695

7.3

3.2


(aAverage variance in repeat number over 45 STR loci)

Watkins et al. BMC Genetics 2008 9:86   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-9-86

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