The proximal long arm of the Y chromosome probably contains a gene (GCY) involved in stature determination. Recent reports have proposed the critical region extends from interval 4B to interval 5G (or 5E). In the present study, the deletion breakpoint in a male adult patient of normal height with a 46,X,del(Yq) karyotype was defined by the use of sequence-tagged site markers. The breakpoint was found between sY78 (interval 4B) and sY79 (interval 5A). The existence of a normal stature in this patient suggests that the growth determinant is proximal to sY79, therefore probably located in interval 4B or in proximal interval 5A of the Y chromosome.