Y-chromosome STR-haplotype typing in El Salvador

Forensic Sci Int. 2004 May 28;142(1):45-9. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2004.02.004.


Eight Y-chromosome STRs were investigated in a male population sample from El Salvador. Complete Y-chromosomal STRs haplotypes were obtained in 121 individuals, among which 107 different haplotypes were observed. The two most common haplotypes were shared by approximately 4% of the sample, while 100 haplotypes were unique. The gene diversity was 0.9883 and the discrimination capacity was 0.8926. The combined Y-chromosome STR polymorphisms provide a powerful discrimination tool for routine forensic applications.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • DNA Fingerprinting / methods
  • El Salvador
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Haplotypes*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences*