International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 120, Issue 1, pp 56–59 | Cite as

Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in a Northeast Italian population sample using 17plex loci PCR assay

  • Stefania Turrina
  • Renzo Atzei
  • Domenico De LeoEmail author
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One hundred fifty-five unrelated, autochthonous healthy males from Northeast Italy were typed for the 17 Y-chromosome short tandem repeat (STR) (Y-STR) loci DYS456, DYS389I, DYS390, DYS389II, DYS458, DYS19, DYS385, DYS393, DYS391, DYS439, DYS635, DYS392, Y GATA H4, DYS437, DYS438, DYS448 using the AmpFLSTR Yfiler polymerase chain reaction amplification kit. A total of 153 different haplotypes were observed, and among these, 151 were unique, while 2 were found two times. The overall haplotype diversity was 0.9997. Furthermore, 50 father–son pairs, previously confirmed by autosomal STR analysis, were typed using the same set of 17 Y-STR loci, and, among 850 allele transfers, three mutation events were identified, giving an average mutation rate of 3.53×10−3 per locus per generation (95% confidence interval 0.73–1.03).


Y chromosome Haplotype diversity Population genetics North Italy 



This work was supported by a grant from M.I.U.R. and “Donazione Miria Cherubini e Amleto Loro.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefania Turrina
    • 1
  • Renzo Atzei
    • 1
  • Domenico De Leo
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Medicine and Public Health, Institute of Legal Medicine, Forensic Genetic LaboratoryUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

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