Y-chromosomal STRs haplotypes in the Taiwanese Paiwan population

Int J Legal Med. 2011 Jan;125(1):39-43. doi: 10.1007/s00414-009-0416-x. Epub 2010 Jan 28.


The distribution of Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat (Y-STR) haplotypes was determined in a population of Taiwanese Paiwan aboriginals. Using 17 Y-STR markers, a total of 135 haplotypes were observed, 102 of which were unique. The overall haplotype diversity for the 17 Y-STR loci tested was 0.9922 and the discrimination capacity was 0.6490. In addition, three novel intermediate alleles at the DYS448 locus were also found.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • DNA Fingerprinting*
  • Ethnicity / genetics*
  • Gene Frequency
  • Haplotypes*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Taiwan
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences*