Genetic distributions and diversity analyses of 23 Y-STR loci in Xi'an Han population

Leg Med (Tokyo). 2019 Nov;41:101635. doi: 10.1016/j.legalmed.2019.101635. Epub 2019 Oct 25.


Xi'an is the most populous city in Northwest China, in which most residents are Han Chinese. In this study, we analyzed genetic distributions of 23 Y-STR loci in Xi'an Han population and evaluated genetic affinities between Xi'an Han population and other reference populations based on the PowerPlex® Y23 System.

Keywords: Genetic diversity; Han; Multidimensional scaling; Xi’an; Y-STR.

MeSH terms

  • China
  • Chromosomes, Human, Y*
  • Ethnicity / genetics*
  • Gene Frequency
  • Genetics, Population
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microsatellite Repeats*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Polymorphism, Genetic*