Population genetic data for 17 Y STR markers from Benghazi (East Libya)

Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2012 Mar;6(2):224-7. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2011.05.001. Epub 2011 Jun 2.


The seventeen Y-STR loci included in the AmpFℓSTR(®) Yfiler™ PCR Amplification kit (DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS385a/b, DYS438, DYS439, DYS437, DYS448, DYS458, DYS456, DYS635, and Y-GATA-H4) were used to type a sample population of 238 males from eastern Libya (Benghazi region). Of 238 observed haplotypes, 214 were unique (90%) and 24 (10%) were found more than once. The 17 loci gave a discriminating power of 0.999. DYS458 showed the highest diversity as a single-locus marker (0.73). Allelic frequencies and gene diversities for each Y-STR locus were determined. The high haplotype diversity and discrimination capacity (0.996) demonstrate the utility of these loci for human identification in forensic applications. Comparative analysis with Y-STR datasets of relevant populations and submission of the haplotypes to the Y-STR Haplotype Reference Database (YHRD) was undertaken.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Gene Frequency
  • Genetic Markers*
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Haplotypes
  • Humans
  • Libya
  • Male
  • Microsatellite Repeats*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction


  • Genetic Markers