Distribution of Y-chromosome STR defined haplotypes in Iberia

Forensic Sci Int. 2000 May 15;110(2):117-26. doi: 10.1016/s0379-0738(00)00156-0.


Seven Y-specific STR loci (DYS19, DYS389I, DY5389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392 and DYS393) were studied in five populations from the Iberian Peninsula: Andalusia, Valencia, Basque Country, Galicia and Northern Portugal. Haplotype and allele frequencies of these seven Y-chromosome STRs were estimated. Observed haplotype diversities are in a range between 0.96 (Basque Country) and 0.99 (Valencia and Andalusia). Significant population differentiation was registered between Basques and all the other Iberian populations and also between Valencia and Northern Portugal.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Alleles
  • Biomarkers / analysis
  • Chromosome Mapping* / methods
  • DNA / genetics
  • Gene Frequency
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genetics, Population
  • Haplotypes*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Y Chromosome / genetics*


  • Biomarkers
  • DNA