Allele frequencies of 12 Y-chromosomal STRs in Chinese Tuvans in the Altay region

Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2013 Jan;7(1):e7-8. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2012.10.008. Epub 2012 Oct 31.


Allele and haplotype frequencies of 12 Y-chromosomal short tandem repeats (STRs) included in the PowerPlex(®) Y Systems (Promega) were determined in a sample of 150 unrelated healthy male individuals of Chinese Tuvans living in the Altay region of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Allele frequencies and gene diversity for each Y-STR locus were determined. The observed haplotype diversity value was 0.9708. The present results can be used as Chinese Tuvan genetic information resources in routine population study and forensic analysis.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • China
  • Ethnicity / genetics*
  • Gene Frequency*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microsatellite Repeats*