Population differences of two coding SNPs in pigmentation-related genes SLC24A5 and SLC45A2

@article{Soejima2006PopulationDO,
  title={Population differences of two coding SNPs in pigmentation-related genes SLC24A5 and SLC45A2},
  author={Mikiko Soejima and Yoshiro Koda},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={121},
  pages={36-39}
}
  • M. Soejima, Y. Koda
  • Published 18 July 2006
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Legal Medicine
The two genes SLC24A5 and SLC45A2 were recently identified as major determinants of pigmentation in humans and in other vertebrates. The allele p.A111T in the former gene and the allele p.L374F in the latter gene are both nearly fixed in light-skinned Europeans, and can therefore be considered ancestry informative marker (AIMs). AIMs are becoming useful for forensic identification of the phenotype from a DNA profile sampled, for example, from a crime scene. Here, we generate new allelic data… 
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