Population genetics of 17 Y-STR markers in West Libya (Tripoli region)

Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2013 May;7(3):e59-61. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2013.02.002. Epub 2013 Mar 7.


Seventeen Y-chromosomal Short Tandem Repeats (Y-STR) included in the AmpFlSTR Y-filer PCR Amplification kit (Applied Biosystems) (DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS385ab, DYS437, DYS438, DYS439, DYS448, DYS456, DYS458, DYS635 and GATA H4) were genotyped in a population sample of 176 unrelated males from western Libya (Tripoli region). A total of 142 different haplotypes were found, 124 being unique. Haplotype diversity was 0.9950. Both R(ST) pairwise analyses and multidimensional scaling plot show a close genetic relationship between Tripoli and North African populations.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Humans
  • Libya
  • Male
  • Microsatellite Repeats / genetics*
  • Quality Control