International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 112, Issue 6, pp 403–405

Haplotype frequencies of eight Y-chromosome STR loci in Barcelona (North-East Spain)

  • M. Gené
  • N. Borrego
  • A. Xifró
  • E. Piqué
  • P. Moreno
  • E. Huguet
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DOI: 10.1007/s004140050025

Cite this article as:
Gené, M., Borrego, N., Xifró, A. et al. Int J Leg Med (1999) 112: 403. doi:10.1007/s004140050025

Abstract

Haplotype frequencies for eight Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci were determined in ¶a population sample from Barcelona (NE Spain). After PCR amplification and denaturing PAGE electrophoresis, DYS19, DYS388, DYS389 I/II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392 and DYS393 loci were typed. Complete eight ¶Y-chromosomal STRs haplotypes could be formed for 223 subjects, among which 137 different haplotypes were observed. The most common haplotype was shared by 13% of the sample, while 108 haplotypes were unique. The discrimination capacity was 61.5% and the gene diversity was 0.978. From the forensic point of view the combined polymorphisms provide a high diagnostic efficiency.

Key words STR polymorphismsY-chromosomeY-haplotypeForensic geneticsPopulation genetics

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Gené
    • 1
  • N. Borrego
    • 1
  • A. Xifró
    • 1
  • E. Piqué
    • 1
  • P. Moreno
    • 2
  • E. Huguet
    • 1
  1. 1.Forensic Genetics Laboratory, Department of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, C. Casanova 143, E-08036 Barcelona, Spain e-mail: mgene@medicina.ub.es Tel. +34-93-403 52 89; Fax +34-93-403 52 90ES
  2. 2.Department of Animal Biology, Section of Anthropology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Diagonal 645, E-08028 Barcelona, SpainES