, Volume 121, Issue 2, pp 124-127,
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Date: 21 Oct 2006

Variation of 52 new Y-STR loci in the Y Chromosome Consortium worldwide panel of 76 diverse individuals


We have established 16 small multiplex reactions of two–four loci to amplify 52 recently described single-copy simple Y-STRs and typed these loci in a worldwide panel of 74 diverse men and two women. Two Y-STRs were found to be commonly multicopy in this sample set and were excluded from the study. Of the remaining 50, four (DYS481, DYS570, DYS576 and DYS643) showed higher diversities than the commonly used loci and can potentially provide increased haplotype discrimination in both forensic and anthropological work. Ten loci showed occasional missing alleles, duplicated peaks or intermediate-sized alleles.