Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in Kalmyk population samples

Forensic Sci Int. 2007 Dec 20;173(2-3):204-9. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2006.11.013. Epub 2007 Feb 20.


Seventeen Y-chromosomal short tandem repeats (STRs), DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS385ab, DYS437, DYS438, DYS439, GATA-H4, DYS448, DYS456, DYS458, DYS635 were typed in DNA samples from the Kalmyk population (n=99). The population is characterized by a high proportion of duplicated DYS19 alleles and deletions of the locus DYS448 on the background of the Central Asian haplogroup C*. AMOVA analysis reveals a close vicinity to Mongolian and Kazakh populations and large genetic distance to geographical neighbours from Russia, Ukraine and the Caucasus.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Ethnicity / genetics*
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Haplotypes
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Russia
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences*