Haplotype frequencies for 17 Y-STR loci (AmpFlSTRY-filer) in a Moroccan population sample

Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2010 Apr;4(3):e73-4. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2009.06.004. Epub 2009 Jul 14.


A sample of 267 unrelated Moroccan males from different ethnic groups (Arabs, Berbers and Sahrawi), was typed for 17 Y-STR loci (DYS19, DYS385, DYS389 I, DYS389 II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS437, DYS438, DYS439, DYS448, DYS456, DYS458, DYS635, Y GATA H4). Discrimination capacity (96.3%) and haplotype diversity (99.91%) were calculated. A total of 257 haplotypes were identified, of which 237 were unique and 10 were found in two individuals each. DYS385 showed the highest diversity (0.887) followed by DYS458 (0.820) as a single locus marker.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

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