DNA Commission of the International Society of Forensic Genetics: recommendations on forensic analysis using Y-chromosome STRs

Forensic Sci Int. 2001 Dec 15;124(1):5-10. doi: 10.1016/s0379-0738(01)00498-4.


During the past few years, the DNA Commission of the International Society of Forensic Genetics has published a series of documents providing guidelines and recommendations concerning the application of DNA polymorphisms to the problems of human identification. This latest report addresses a relatively new area - namely, Y-chromosome polymorphisms, with particular emphasis on short tandem repeats (STRs). This report addresses nomenclature, use of allelic ladders, population genetics and reporting methods.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alleles
  • DNA / genetics*
  • Forensic Medicine*
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Humans
  • International Agencies*
  • Male
  • Polymorphism, Genetic*
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences
  • Terminology as Topic
  • Y Chromosome / genetics*


  • DNA