Indian Telugu in the U.K. [ITU]

Available Samples Family Relationships
Cell Cultures: 118
DNA: 118
DNA Sample Panel: MGP00025
 Trios:  3
 Parent-Child Duos:  2
 Family of 2 or more:  1
 Unrelated Individuals:  102

Population Description

These cell lines and DNA samples were prepared from blood samples collected in the United Kingdom who identified themselves and their parents as Telugu.

Referring to Populations

It is important to include a reference to the “U.K.” when describing the source of these samples. Including the name of the country where these samples were collected reinforces the point that the sample set, while not genetically atypical, does not necessarily represent all Telugu people, whose population history is complex. The population should not be described merely as “South Asian” or “Indian”, since both of those designators encompass many populations with different geographic ancestries.

The full population descriptor is Indian Telugu in the U.K. The shorthand label is Telugu and the abbreviation is ITU.

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 all the groups have South Asian ancestry, then the recommended designation to describe the combined analysis panel is South Asian Ancestry" (abbreviation: SAA). If only groups very closely related to the Telugu 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 Investigator

  • Jaspal Kooner - Imperial College, London, U.K.