Y-chromosome STR haplotypes in Somalis

Forensic Sci Int. 2005 Jul 16;151(2-3):317-21. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2005.01.011.


A total of 201 males from Somalia were typed for the Y-chromosome STRs DYS19, DYS385a/b, DYS389-I, DYS389-II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS437, DYS438 and DYS439 with the PowerPlex Y kit (Promega). A total of 96 different haplotypes were observed and the haplotype diversity was 0.9715. The number of unique haplotypes was 71 while the most common haplotype was observed 24 times.

MeSH terms

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