The genetic male legacy from El Salvador

Forensic Sci Int. 2007 Sep 13;171(2-3):198-203. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2006.07.005. Epub 2006 Aug 17.


Allele frequencies and haplotype and haplogroup analysis have been performed for 16 Y-chromosome binary markers and 8 Y-chromosome STRs (DYS19, DYS385I and II, DYS389I and II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393). Data was obtained from a general sample of 93 unrelated individuals living in metropolitan areas from El Salvador, and 67 individuals from different historical ethnic groups, Conchagua, San Alejo, Panchimalco, Izalco and finally Nueva Concepción with white people. Levels of admixture among metropolitan and rural areas were evaluated and population substructure measured. A total of 13 haplogroups and 136 different haplotypes were found. The most frequent haplogroup in the general metropolitan population was the European R1b, while in the Indigenous samples considered as a whole the most frequent was the Amerindian haplogroup Q3.

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • El Salvador
  • Ethnicity / genetics*
  • Gene Frequency
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Haplotypes*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Rural Population
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences*
  • Urban Population