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International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 116, Issue 3, pp 179-183

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Haplotype frequencies of nine Y-chromosome STR loci in the Taiwanese Han population

  • Li-Chin TsaiAffiliated withDepartment of Forensic Science, Central Police University, 56 Shu-Jen Road, Kwei-San, Taoyuan, 33334, Taiwan, ROC e-mail: jimlee@sun4.cpu.edu.tw, Fax: +886-3-3275907
  • , Tan-Yin YuenAffiliated withCriminal Investigation Bureau, National Police Administration, Taiwan, ROC
  • , Hsing-Mei HsiehAffiliated withDepartment of Forensic Science, Central Police University, 56 Shu-Jen Road, Kwei-San, Taoyuan, 33334, Taiwan, ROC e-mail: jimlee@sun4.cpu.edu.tw, Fax: +886-3-3275907
  • , Marie LinAffiliated withMackay Memorial Hospital Taipei
  • , Cheng-Hwai TzengAffiliated withDepartment of Medicine, Taipei Veterans Hospital
  • , N.-E. HuangAffiliated withCriminal Investigation Bureau, National Police Administration, Taiwan, ROC
  • , Adrian LinacreAffiliated withForensic Science Unit, Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XW, UK
  • , J. C.-I LeeAffiliated withDepartment of Forensic Science, Central Police University, 56 Shu-Jen Road, Kwei-San, Taoyuan, 33334, Taiwan, ROC e-mail: jimlee@sun4.cpu.edu.tw, Fax: +886-3-3275907

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Abstract

Haplotype frequencies of nine Y-chromosome STR loci (DYS19, DYS385, DYS388, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392 and DYS393) in the Taiwanese Han population were established. A total of 183 unrelated individuals produced 162 haplotypes, of which 146 were unique, 1 was found in 5 individuals, 2 were found in 3 individuals and 13 were found in 2 individuals. The haplotype diversity (99.99%) and discrimination capacity (88.5%) were calculated. A family study of 109 father/son pairs in 100 families showed 2 mutational events in the DYS389II locus and 1 in the DYS392 locus.

Keywords STR polymorphism Y-STR Population genetics Taiwanese