Difficulties in parentage analysis: the probability that an offspring and parent have the same heterozygous genotype.

Parentage studies often estimate the number of parents contributing to half-sib progeny arrays by counting the number of alleles attributed to unshared parents. This approach is compromised when an offspring has the same heterozygous genotype as the shared parent, for then the contribution of the unshared parent cannot be unambiguously deduced. To determine… (More)