International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 115, Issue 1, pp 12–15

Paternity testing using Y-STR haplotypes: assigning a probability for paternity in cases of mutations

  • B. Rolf
  • W. Keil
  • B. Brinkmann
  • L. Roewer
  • R. Fimmers
Original article

DOI: 10.1007/s004140000201

Cite this article as:
Rolf, B., Keil, W., Brinkmann, B. et al. Int J Leg Med (2001) 115: 12. doi:10.1007/s004140000201

Abstract

In parentage testing with male children, Y-chromosomal STR evidence is gaining more and more importance. In some cases, multilocus haplotypes of related persons can differ at a single locus due to a mutation. In this work, a likelihood approach is presented for the calculation of a probability for paternity under consideration of a single mutation event on the Y-chromosome. The new methodology is applied to two case examples.

Keywords Y-STR Mutation Likelihood Paternity probability 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Rolf
    • 1
  • W. Keil
    • 1
  • B. Brinkmann
    • 2
  • L. Roewer
    • 3
  • R. Fimmers
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Legal Medicine, Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität, Frauenlobstrasse 7a, 80337 München, Germany e-mail: burkhard.rolf@rechts.med.uni-muenchen.deDE
  2. 2.Institute of Legal Medicine, Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Von-Esmarch-Strasse 62, 48149 Münster, GermanyDE
  3. 3.Institute of Legal Medicine, Humboldt-Universität, Hannoversche Strasse 6, 10115 Berlin, GermanyDE
  4. 4.Institut für Medizinischen Biometrie, Informatik und Epidemiologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Sigmund-Freud-Strasse 25, 53105 Bonn, GermanyDE

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