Population genetics of Y-chromosome STRs in a population of Podlasie, Northeastern Poland

Forensic Sci Int. 2004 Aug 11;144(1):77-82. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2004.02.024.


Haplotype and allele frequencies for the 12 Y-STRs were determined in a population sample of 186 Polish males. Five of the haplotypes were encountered in duplicate, while 176 haplotypes were unique. The overall gene diversity was 0.9973. This database study provides an essential precondition for applying Y-chromosomal STRs estimates in forensic identification of male DNA and tracing of paternal lineages.

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • DNA Fingerprinting / methods
  • Gene Frequency*
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Haplotypes*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Poland
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences*