Haplotype diversity of 17 Y-chromosomal STRs in Saraswat Brahmin Community of North India

Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2011 Jun;5(3):e63-70. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2010.09.012. Epub 2010 Oct 23.


In this study, 17 Y-specific STR loci (DYS19, DYS389I, DS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS385a/b, DYS437, DYS438, DYS439, DYS448, DYS456, DYS458, DYS635 and Y_GATA_H4) were analyzed in 181 unrelated male individuals from three North Indian states. A total of 157 different 17-loci haplotypes were identified, 145 of which were unique. The most frequent haplotype was detected in nine instances, occurring with a frequency of 4.97%. These results, including the haplotype data at 17 Y-STR loci in the present study, provide useful information for forensic practice in the Saraswat Brahmin population in North India.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • Ethnicity*
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Haplotypes*
  • Humans
  • India
  • Microsatellite Repeats / genetics*