, Volume 120, Issue 1, pp 56-59
Date: 19 Nov 2005

Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in a Northeast Italian population sample using 17plex loci PCR assay

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One hundred fifty-five unrelated, autochthonous healthy males from Northeast Italy were typed for the 17 Y-chromosome short tandem repeat (STR) (Y-STR) loci DYS456, DYS389I, DYS390, DYS389II, DYS458, DYS19, DYS385, DYS393, DYS391, DYS439, DYS635, DYS392, Y GATA H4, DYS437, DYS438, DYS448 using the AmpFLSTR Yfiler polymerase chain reaction amplification kit. A total of 153 different haplotypes were observed, and among these, 151 were unique, while 2 were found two times. The overall haplotype diversity was 0.9997. Furthermore, 50 father–son pairs, previously confirmed by autosomal STR analysis, were typed using the same set of 17 Y-STR loci, and, among 850 allele transfers, three mutation events were identified, giving an average mutation rate of 3.53×10−3 per locus per generation (95% confidence interval 0.73–1.03).