A Basque Country autochthonous population study of 11 Y-chromosome STR loci

Forensic Sci Int. 2004 Oct 4;145(1):65-8. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2004.03.004.


Haplotype, allele frequencies and population data of 11 Y-chromosome STR loci DYS19, DYS385, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS438 and DYS439 were determined from a sample of 168 unrelated autochthonous male individuals from the Basque Country. The eight surnames and birth places of the grandparents of all analyzed individuals were of Basque origin. A total of 89 haplotypes were identified by the 11 Y-STR loci. The haplotype diversity (97.49%) and discrimination capacity (52.98%) were calculated. Comparisons were made with previously published haplotype data on other Iberian population samples and significant differences were found.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • DNA Fingerprinting / methods
  • Gene Frequency*
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Haplotypes*
  • Humans
  • Men
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Spain
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences*