High throughput analysis of 10 microsatellite and 11 diallelic polymorphisms on the human Y-chromosome

Hum Genet. 1999 Dec;105(6):577-81. doi: 10.1007/s004399900181.


We describe an integrated approach to the determination of complex Y chromosome haplotypes that is both fast and relatively inexpensive. The method employs GeneScan technology to enable a researcher to assay repeat number variation at ten microsatellite loci and determine the status of 11 diallelic polymorphisms. The method requires only four PCRs and four GeneScan runs per sample and is relatively insensitive to sample DNA concentration.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Genotype
  • Haplotypes
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microsatellite Repeats
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Polymorphism, Genetic
  • Reagent Kits, Diagnostic
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Y Chromosome / genetics*


  • Reagent Kits, Diagnostic