Haplotype data for 23 Y-chromosome markers in four U.S. population groups

Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2013 May;7(3):e66-8. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2013.03.006. Epub 2013 Apr 8.


The PowerPlex Y23 kit contains 23 Y-chromosomal loci including all 17 of the markers in the Yfiler Y-STR kit plus six additional markers: DYS481, DYS533, DYS549, DYS570, DYS576, and DYS643. We have typed 1032 unrelated population samples from four self-declared US groups: African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and Western European Caucasians. An analysis of the population genetic parameters and the improvement of adding additional Y-STR markers to the dataset are described.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • Genetic Markers*
  • Haplotypes*
  • Humans
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Population Groups / genetics*
  • United States


  • Genetic Markers