Y-chromosome STR haplotypes from a Western Mediterranean population sample

Forensic Sci Int. 2001 Jun 15;119(2):254-7. doi: 10.1016/s0379-0738(00)00432-1.


Nine Y-chromosome STRs were investigated in a male population sample from the Western Mediterranean region of Valencia (Eastern Spain). Complete nine Y-chromosomal STRs haplotypes were obtained in 140 individuals, among which 113 different haplotypes were observed. The most common haplotype was shared by 5% of the sample, while 99 haplotypes were unique. The gene diversity was 0.9892 and the discrimination capacity was 0.8071. Significant population differences were observed with respect to other Iberian populations, such as the Basques and Northern Portugueses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Discriminant Analysis
  • Gene Frequency / genetics*
  • Genetic Variation / genetics*
  • Haplotypes / genetics
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Minisatellite Repeats / genetics*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Spain
  • Y Chromosome / genetics*