Genetic analysis of 17 Y-STR loci in Han and Korean populations from Jilin Province, Northeast China

Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2016 May;22:8-10. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2016.01.003. Epub 2016 Jan 8.


In this study, 17 Y chromosomal short tandem repeats (Y-STRs) were analyzed in 302 male individuals from the Chinese Han and Korean populations of Jilin Province. The haplotype diversities of two populations reached 0.99969 and 0.99874, respectively. The Jilin Han and Korean populations differed from each other significantly. The Jilin Han population showed no significant difference from almost any other Han population, but it did show significant differences from most other Chinese ethnic populations. The haplotype frequencies in the Jilin Korean population studied here showed significant differences from all reference populations in earlier reports. These data provide a reference for the Y-STR database in Jilin Province, and they may be valuable for population genetic analysis.

Keywords: China; Han; Jilin Province; Korean; Short tandem repeats; Y chromosome.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Asian People / genetics*
  • China
  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • Ethnicity / genetics*
  • Gene Frequency
  • Genetic Testing
  • Genetics, Population
  • Haplotypes
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microsatellite Repeats