Y-chromosome STR haplotypes in males from Greenland

Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2009 Sep;3(4):e145-6. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2008.11.012. Epub 2009 Jan 14.


A total of 272 males from Greenland were typed for 11 Y-chromosome STRs DYS19, DYS385a/b, DYS389-I, DYS389-II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS437, DYS438 and DYS439 with the PowerPlex Y System (Promega). A total of 146 different haplotypes were observed and the haplotype diversity was 0.9887. The number of haplotypes seen once was 108 and the most common haplotype was observed in 12 males. A significant F(ST) value was observed (F(ST)=0.012, P<0.00001) when comparing the population of 15 locations in Greenland assigned to 7 groups. The significance could mainly be attributed to the subpopulation of males from Tasiilaq (East of Greenland). The R(ST) value was not statistically significant (R(ST)=0.016, P=0.15).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Asian People / genetics
  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • DNA / blood
  • DNA / genetics
  • DNA / isolation & purification
  • Forensic Genetics / methods
  • Genetic Variation
  • Geography
  • Greenland
  • Haplotypes*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microsatellite Repeats*
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques / methods
  • Paternity
  • Population Groups / genetics*
  • Quality Control
  • White People / genetics


  • DNA