Minimum number of contributors required to explain a forensic DNA mixture

Description

mincontri gives the minimum number of contributors required to explain a forensic DNA mixture. This method is also known as the maximum allele count as it relies on the maximum number of alleles showed through all available loci

Usage

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mincontri(mix, loc = NULL)

Arguments

mix

a simumix object

loc

the loci to consider for the calculation of the minimum of contributors, default (NULL) corresponds to all loci

Author(s)

Hinda Haned contact@hindahaned.info

See Also

likestim for the estimation of the number of contributors through likelihood maximization

Examples

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data(strusa)
#simulation of 1000 genotypes from the African American allele frequencies
gen<-simugeno(strusa,n=c(1000,0,0))
#5-person mixture
mix5<-simumix(gen,ncontri=c(5,0,0))
#compare
likestim(mix5, strusa, refpop="Afri")
mincontri(mix5)

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