Population study of 11 Y-chromosomal STR loci in Singapore Chinese

Forensic Sci Int. 2006 Apr 20;158(1):65-71. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2005.04.009.


In this study of 212 unrelated Singapore Chinese males, allelic frequencies and gene diversities of 11 Y-chromosome specific STR loci (DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS385a/b, DYS438 and DYS439) were established. A total of 184 haplotypes were observed in the 212 individuals studied, of which 165 (89.67%) were unique. The most common haplotype was observed in five (2.35%) individuals. The overall haplotype diversity for the 11 Y-STR loci was 99.81%, and the discrimination capacity was 86.79%.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

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