International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 117, Issue 5, pp 312–315 | Cite as

Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in a Romanian population sample

  • Ligia Elena Barbarii
  • Burkhard RolfEmail author
  • Dan Dermengiu
Short Communication


A set of seven STR-loci mapping on the male-specific region of the human Y chromosome (DYS19, DYS385, DYS389 I/II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393) were typed by means of two multiplex PCR reactions and capillary electrophoresis in a Romanian population sample of 104 unrelated males. Among the 97 different haplotypes observed, 92 were unique, while 5 occurred more than once. The observed haplotype diversity was 0.989.


Y-chromosome STRs Y-haplotypes Romanian population 



The authors wish to thank all blood donors who made this study possible. The samples were obtained with the help of the medical team from the "Victor Babes" Hospital in Bucharest. Ms. Cornelia Iosef who coordinated the sampling procedures is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ligia Elena Barbarii
    • 1
  • Burkhard Rolf
    • 2
    Email author
  • Dan Dermengiu
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of GeneticsNational Institute of Legal Medicine "Mina Minovici"9 Vitan-BarzestiBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Institute of Legal MedicineLudwig-Maximilians-University Munich MunichGermany
  3. 3.Department of Legal MedicineUniversity of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila"BucharestRomania

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