Y chromosome STR haplotypes in three UK populations

Forensic Sci Int. 2005 Sep 10;152(2-3):289-305. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2004.10.006. Epub 2004 Dec 9.


Eleven Y chromosome short tandem repeat markers: DYS19, DYS385, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS437, DYS438 and DYS439, have been typed in the three main UK population groups: Caucasians, Afro-Caribbeans and South Asians. Existing PCR reactions were adapted to incorporate DYS437, DYS438 and DYS439. The observed 11 loci haplotypes and the individual allele frequencies for each locus are presented. Distinct differences for most markers were observed between the population groups studied.

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Gene Frequency*
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Haplotypes*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences*
  • United Kingdom