In this study, we analyzed 17 Y-STRs on 1019 male Han individuals collected from six provinces in East China, including Anhui, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Shanghai and Zhejiang. The haplotype diversities of six populations reach to 0.99991, 0.99998, 1, 0.99994, 1 and 0.99990, respectively. Six Han populations of the present study had no significant differences between each other except Shandong and Zhejiang. Han populations of Anhui, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Shanghai and Zhejiang showed significant differences between 2, 4, 3, 3, 2 and 5 Chinese Han populations from earlier reports, respectively. Han populations of the present study also showed significant differences between the other Chinese ethnic populations. The data provide a reference for Y-STR database in China and may be valuable for forensic and population genetic analysis.
Keywords: East China; Haplotype frequencies; Rst; Y-STR.
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