Haplotype diversity of 17 Y-chromosomal STR loci in the Bangladeshi population

Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2010 Feb;4(2):e59-60. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2009.05.005. Epub 2009 Jun 21.


Haplotype and allele frequencies of 17 Y-chromosomal STR loci were determined in 216 unrelated Bangladeshi males. AmpFlSTR Y-filer PCR Amplification kit (Applied Biosystems) was used to type the following Y-STR markers: DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS385a/b, DYS438, DYS439, DYS437, DYS448, DYS458, DYS456, DYS635, and Y-GATA-H4. A total of 211 haplotypes for the 17 Y-STR markers were detected and, of these, 206 haplotypes were unique. The haplotype diversity was 0.9998, indicating a high potential for differentiating between male individuals in this population. Comparison analysis via Analysis of Molecular Variance (AMOVA) and construction of Neighbor Joining Tree revealed a close association of Bangladeshi population with Indian Gaddi and Southern Indian populations.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Analysis of Variance
  • Asian People / genetics
  • Bangladesh
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 17* / genetics
  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • Gene Amplification
  • Gene Frequency
  • Genetic Markers*
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Humans
  • India
  • Male
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction


  • Genetic Markers