17 Y-STR haplotype data for a population sample of Residents in the Basque Country

Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2012 Jul;6(4):e109-11. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2012.01.006. Epub 2012 Feb 17.


Non autochthonous population is the most numerous group in the Basque Country. This group is named "Residents" to distinguish them from the "Autochthonous Basque" population. In this work, the 17 Y-STR loci distribution of Resident population was studied in a sample of 197 individuals, who were concretely genotyped for DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS385, DYS439, DYS438, DYS437, DYS448, DYS456, DYS458, DYS635 and Y GATA H4. Resident population showed a high haplotype diversity and discrimination capacity. The distribution of Y-STRs haplotypes of the Resident population was statistically significant different to the one of the Autochthonous Basque population. The genetic substructure found between Resident and Autochthonous Basque 17 Y-STR haplotype distributions advises for the use of two different databases in the Basque Country, to ensure the most trustworthy frequency estimate in casework.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, Y / genetics*
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Electrophoresis, Capillary
  • Ethnicity / genetics*
  • Genetic Variation*
  • Genetics, Population
  • Haplotypes*
  • Humans
  • Microsatellite Repeats*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Spain