Allele frequency distributions of four variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) loci in the London area

Forensic Sci Int. 1991 Dec;52(1):53-64. doi: 10.1016/0379-0738(91)90096-2.


Allele frequency distributions of four hypervariable minisatellite loci were obtained from a large sample of individuals in the London area. The sample is subdivided into three major ethnic groups; Caucasian, Afro-Caribbean and Asian, and histograms for these groups are displayed for comparison. The distributions are discussed in relation to mutation rates, heterozygosity and the computer analysis and processing of results.

MeSH terms

  • Alleles*
  • Asians / genetics*
  • Blacks / genetics*
  • Chromosome Banding
  • DNA / analysis*
  • Heterozygote
  • Humans
  • London
  • Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid*
  • Restriction Mapping
  • Whites / genetics*


  • DNA