Human Genetics

, Volume 104, Issue 2, pp 164–166

Amplification of Y-chromosomal STRs from ancient skeletal material

  • T. Schultes
  • Susanne Hummel
  • Bernd Herrmann
Original investigation

DOI: 10.1007/s004390050930

Cite this article as:
Schultes, T., Hummel, S. & Herrmann, B. Hum Genet (1999) 104: 164. doi:10.1007/s004390050930

Abstract

The adaptation to ancient DNA analysis of a Y-chromosomal STR (short tandem repeat) multiplex comprising the four STR systems DYS19, DYS390, and DYS389I/II shows the suitability of Y-chromosomal STR typing on ancient human remains. A new primer site for the system, DYS389I/II, resulting in products shortened by 94 bp, was chosen to serve the special needs of amplification of ancient DNA. For the first time, it was possible to amplify STR loci of the Y chromosome from historical and prehistorical bones of up to 3000 years old.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Schultes
    • 1
  • Susanne Hummel
    • 1
  • Bernd Herrmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Historische Anthropologie und Humanökologie, Institut für Zoologie und Anthropologie, Universität Göttingen, Bürgerstrasse 50, D-37073 Göttingen, Germany e-mail: tschult@gwdg.de, Tel.: +49-551-393638, Fax: +49-551-393645DE

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