African Caribbean in Barbados [ACB]

Available Samples Family Relationships
Cell Cultures: 120
   
DNA: 120
   
DNA Sample Panel: MGP00016
   
 
 Trios:  21
   
 Parent-Child Duos:  1
   
 Unrelated Individuals:  55
   
 

Population Description

These cell lines and DNA samples were prepared from blood samples collected from individuals living in Barbados, West Indies, a Caribbean island with a population predominantly of African descent sharing a common heredity with populations of West Africa. The donors have identified themselves as having at least three out of four grandparents who self-identify as African Caribbean and who were born in Barbados.

Referring to Populations

It is important to include a reference to “Barbados” when describing the source of these samples. These samples were not necessarily drawn to be representative of all people in Barbados, all people in the Caribbean, nor all people of African Caribbean descent. The population should not be described merely as “Barbadian” or as “African Caribbean”, terms that encompass many populations whose ancestors came from places other than Barbados.

The full population descriptor is African Caribbean in Barbados. The shorthand label is African Caribbean and the abbreviation is ACB.

It may be scientifically appropriate to pool data from these samples with data from other ancestrally related groups, when the data show that the groups have similar allele frequencies. If the groups are all primarily of African ancestry, the recommended designation to describe the combined analysis panel is "African ancestry" (abbreviation: AFA). If only groups very closely related to the African Caribbean have similar allele frequencies, then another abbreviation may need to be used.

Additional guidance about how to refer to the populations can be found at Guidelines for Referring to the Populations in Publications and Presentations.

Principal Investigators  

  • Kathleen C. Barnes - Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 
  • Rasika A. Mathias - Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Caribbean Team    

  • Anselm Hennis - Chronic Disease Research Centre, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Cave Hill Campus, The University of the West Indies 
    Faculty of Medical Sciences, Cave Hill Campus, The University of the West Indies 
  • Harold Watson - Faculty of Medical Sciences, Cave Hill Campus, The University of the West Indies 
  • Colin McKenzie - Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Mona Campus, The University of the West Indies

Sample Collection Team  

  • Cassandra Foster - Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 
  • Pissamai and Trevor Maul - Chronic Disease Research Centre, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Cave Hill Campus, The University of the West Indies