Allele frequencies for 27 Y-STR loci with U.S. Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic samples

Forensic Sci Int. 2006 Jan 27;156(2-3):250-60. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2005.02.011.


A total of 263 U.S. Caucasians, 260 African Americans and 140 U.S. Hispanics or a subset of 31 Caucasians, 32 African Americans, and 32 Hispanics were typed for 27 Y-chromosome short tandem repeat (Y-STR) markers: DYS444, DYS446, DYS449, DYS463, DYS485, DYS490, DYS495, DYS504, DYS505, DYS508, DYS520, DYS522, DYS525, DYS532, DYS533, DYS534, DYS540, DYS556, DYS557, DYS570, DYS575, DYS576, DYS594, DYS632, DYS635, DYS641, and DYS643. Allele frequencies for each locus are reported along with nomenclature based on sequence analysis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Gene Frequency*
  • Genetic Markers
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Humans
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Racial Groups / genetics*
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences*
  • United States


  • Genetic Markers