Genetic population study of 11 Y chromosome STR loci in Greece

Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2013 May;7(3):e56-8. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2013.02.001. Epub 2013 Apr 9.


Statistical properties of eleven Y chromosome Short Tandem Repeat (STR) markers were analyzed (DYS391, DYS389I, DYS439, DYS389II, DYS438, DYS437, DYS19, DYS392, DYS393, DYS390 and DYS385) in a Greek population sample. The 200 subjects where distributed across Greece, from various Peripheries. 182 distinct haplotypes were found. To validate our results gene diversity has been calculated for the whole population, as well as for each locus individually. Genetic distance has been estimated between this population and Albanian, Egyptian, Italian and Turkish populations. The results indicate that all Y loci are useful for forensic sciences.

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Greece
  • Humans
  • Microsatellite Repeats / genetics*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Quality Control