International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 116, Issue 3, pp 179–183

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

  • Li-Chin Tsai
  • Tan-Yin Yuen
  • Hsing-Mei Hsieh
  • Marie Lin
  • Cheng-Hwai Tzeng
  • N.-E. Huang
  • Adrian Linacre
  • J. C.-I Lee
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DOI: 10.1007/s004140100236

Cite this article as:
Tsai, L., Yuen, T., Hsieh, H. et al. Int J Leg Med (2002) 116: 179. doi:10.1007/s004140100236

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 polymorphismY-STRPopulationgeneticsTaiwanese

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li-Chin Tsai
    • 1
  • Tan-Yin Yuen
    • 2
  • Hsing-Mei Hsieh
    • 1
  • Marie Lin
    • 3
  • Cheng-Hwai Tzeng
    • 4
  • N.-E. Huang
    • 2
  • Adrian Linacre
    • 5
  • J. C.-I Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Forensic Science, Central Police University, 56 Shu-Jen Road, Kwei-San, Taoyuan, 33334, Taiwan, ROC e-mail: jimlee@sun4.cpu.edu.tw, Fax: +886-3-3275907TW
  2. 2.Criminal Investigation Bureau, National Police Administration, Taiwan, ROCTW
  3. 3.Mackay Memorial Hospital Taipei
  4. 4.Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans Hospital
  5. 5.Forensic Science Unit, Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XW, UKGB