Y-chromosome STR haplotypes in an Italian population sample

Int J Legal Med. 1998;112(1):78-81. doi: 10.1007/s004140050206.


Seven Y-chromosome STRs were investigated in a male population sample from the Modena area by means of one quadruplex reaction (systems DYS19, DYS390, DYS391, DYS393), one duplex reaction (systems DYS389-II, DYS392) and two single PCR reactions (DXYS156 and DYS389-I/II). In 100 males, 71 different haplotypes could be observed, 57 of which were seen only once. The haplotype diversity/discrimination index is 0.97. The resulting database could be used for routine forensic application like paternity testing and stain investigation.

MeSH terms

  • Alleles*
  • Gene Frequency
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Haplotypes*
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Male
  • Paternity
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences*
  • Y Chromosome*