Haplotype data for 12 Y-chromosome STR loci of Sri Lankans

Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2010 Jul;4(4):e119-20. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2009.10.003. Epub 2009 Nov 8.


Haplotype data estimated from 12 Y-chromosomal STRs were obtained from a sample of 207 unrelated male individuals from Sri Lanka. A total of 195 different haplotypes were identified, of which 183 were unique. Haplotype diversity was found be high (0.9948+/-0.0012) indicating increased discriminating capacity of these 12 Y-STR loci in forensic identification of Sri Lankan individuals. DYS385, representing two loci, was the most diverse marker (0.853). The lowest diversity (0.351) was observed with DYS391.

MeSH terms

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