Brazilian – Amazonian

Brazilian – Amazonian

South American Indian  ǀ  American Indian

Priscilla Meirelles

Photo: Miss Earth 2004, Priscilla Meirelles of Brazil. Photo by Paul Chin and accessed on Wikimedia Commons.

Brazil’s northwestern state, Amazonas, is home to a mixed population group of brown (multiracial) people (74%), white people (21%), black people (4%), and Asian/Amerindian people (<1%).

There are three data sets that have been incorporated into DNA Consultants’ method.

1) The Brazilian – Amazonian population data represents DNA samples from 100 Brazilian individuals from the state of Amazona. Samples were obtained by a) the Institute of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Coimbra, Portugal; b) the Director of Forensic Genetic Service for the Institute of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, at University of Santiago de Compestela, Spain, and c) the Director of Forensic Genetic Service of Coimbra’s Insitute of Legal Medicine, in Portugal. The work also was supported by a PRAXIS grant for Training Courses for Human Resources, under the Ministry of Science and the National Board of Scientific Investigation.

2) The Brazilian – Amazon population data represents DNA samples from 100 Brazilian individuals from the state of Amazona. Samples were obtained by the Institute of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal and the Institute of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Santiago de Compestela, Santiago de Compestela, Spain.

3) The Brazilian – Belem Amazonians population data represents DNA samples from 325 unrelated Brazilian individuals in Belem, a city located in the Brazilian Amazon Region, whose population was formed by the miscegenation of Europeans, Africans, and Amerindians.

Source publications: Populations Genetics of Nine STR Loci in Two Populations from Brazil, JFS, 2000, p432-435. Comparative analysis of STR data for Portuguese spoken countries, Progress in Forensic Genetics, 2000, p212-214.  Allele frequencies data and statistic parameters for 13 STR loci in a population of the Brazilian Amazon Region, FSI, 2007, p244-247.

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