Population Data for 15 Y-chromosome STRs in a Population Sample From Quito (Ecuador)

Forensic Sci Int. 2007 Dec 20;173(2-3):214-9. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2006.09.011. Epub 2007 Feb 22.


Population frequencies for the 9 Y-STR loci included in the "minimal haplotype" from Y-STR Haplotype Reference Database (YHRD), plus other 6 Y-STRs (DYS437, DYS438, DYS439, GATA A7.2, GATA H4 and GATA A10) were obtained for a sample of 120 males from Quito (Ecuador). One hundred and sixteen unique haplotypes were identified within the sample. Haplotype diversity (0.9994) was among the highest in comparison to other populations from Iberia and South-America. Genetic distances were calculated and our sample presented significative differences with all other samples, the lowest values being with a Guinean sample.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Ecuador
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Haplotypes*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences*