TABLE 3.

Evaluation of potentially unreliable loci

No. of VNTR loci usedLocus or loci excludedCommentlnL ± SEMbEfficiency ± SEM
16NoneFull data set−7,842 ± 690.71 ± 0.05
15(AC)8aRandomly selected locus−7,314 ± 600.69 ± 0.03
15(GTA)9Randomly selected locus−7,155 ± 30.66 ± 0.02
1512-5Randomly selected locus−7,721 ± 50.73 ± 0.02
15Average of (AC)8a, (GTA)9, and 12-5Mean of one randomly selected locus (n = 9)−7,397 ± 860.69 ± 0.02
15(AT)15Worst concordance, 22.3% missing dataa−7,032 ± 670.68 ± 0.002
15(TA)18Second-worst concordance, 18.2% missing dataa−6,951 ± 680.78 ± 0.04
1518-8Multiple stutter bands, 30.2% missing dataa−7,675 ± 720.62 ± 0.02
15(TA)10Most missing data (45.1%)−7,361 ± 690.71 ± 0.02
14(AT)17, 12-5Two random loci−6,655 ± 450.73 ± 0.01
14(AT)15, (TA)18Combination of two suspect loci−6,126 ± 90.61 ± 0.01
14(AT)15, 18-8Combination of two suspect loci−6,822 ± 670.66 ± 0.02
14(TA)18 18-8Combination of two suspect loci−6,721 ± 660.59 ± 0.02
13(AT)17, 6-7, 12-5Three randomly selected loci−6,268 ± 370.76 ± 0.02
13(AT)15, (TA)18, 18-8All three suspect loci−5,897 ± 680.70 ± 0.05
13(AT)15, (TA)18, (GGT)5Two suspect loci plus a randomly selected locus−6,038 ± 20.66 ± 0.01
13(AT)15, (TA)18, (AC)8aTwo suspect loci plus a randomly selected locus−5,580 ± 60.62 ± 0.01
13Average of two trialsMean of two suspect loci plus one randomly selected locus (n = 6)−5,809 ± 840.64 ± 0.01
  • a Comment from reference 8.

  • b SEM, standard error of the mean.