Genetic polymorphism of 12 Y-chromosomal STR loci in the Minnan Han Chinese in Southeast China

Forensic Sci Int. 2006 May 25;159(1):77-82. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2005.05.017. Epub 2005 Jul 18.


The 12Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci DYS19, DYS389I and II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS437, DYS438, DYS439, DYS385a and b were analyzed in a sample of 109 unrelated male individuals from mountainous areas of Minnan, Southeast China. A total of 95 haplotypes were identified. The allele diversity values for each locus ranged from 0.3205 (DYS391) to 0.9553 (DYS385), the haplotype diversity was 0.9863, and the discrimination capacity 0.8716.

MeSH terms

  • Asian People / genetics*
  • China
  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • DNA / analysis*
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Humans
  • Polymorphism, Genetic*
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences*


  • DNA