International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 126, Issue 6, pp 977–978 | Cite as

Frequency data for 17 Y-chromosomal STRs and 19 Y-chromosomal SNPs in the Tyrolean district of Reutte, Austria

  • Daniel Erhart
  • Burkhard Berger
  • Harald Niederstätter
  • Christoph Gassner
  • Harald Schennach
  • Walther Parson
Population Data


We established a data set of 17 Y-STRs of 261 males from the Tyrolean district of Reutte. In total we observed 228 different haplotypes, 203 of which were unique and 25 occurred between two and four times. The haplotype diversity was 0.9987 and the discrimination capacity was 0.8736. Further, samples were typed with a selection of 19 Y-SNPs to establish the haplogroup background. Data are available in the Y chromosome haplotype reference database under accession number YA003715.


Y-STR Y-SNPs Y chromosome Population data Forensic science 



We would like to thank all voluntary blood donors. The staff of the Central Institute for Blood Transfusion and Immunological Department (Landeskrankenhaus Innsbruck) is acknowledged for organizing the blood collection campaign. We would also like to thank Stefan Troger (Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University) who programmed and maintained the in-house Y-STR and SNP database. Hannelore Volderauer (Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University) is acknowledged for the administration and sample management. We are grateful to Michaela Fahlenbock, Elisabeth Dietrich-Daum, and Wolfgang Meixner (Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologien, Universität Innsbruck) for their discussion. This work was supported by the grants “ALPKULTUR – Cultural-historical documentation of toponyms in the Alpine area” and “High-resolution analysis of Y-chromosome variability in selected regions of the Tyrolean Alps (Austria): influences of topology and demographic history on the genetic differentiation” within the “Alpine Research Programme” of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. DE received a scholarship from the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck.

Supplementary material

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Table S1 Summary of haplotypes (17 Y-STR haplotypes and 19 SNPs) observed in 261 males from the district of Reutte (Tyrol, Austria). (DOC 632 kb)
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Table S2 Most frequent 17 Y-STR haplotypes observed in 261 males from Reutte (Tyrol, Austria) (DOC 90 kb)
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Table S3 Allele frequency and haplotype diversity values of 17 Y-STR loci in male individuals from Reutte, Tyrol, Austria (N = 261). (DOC 98.5 kb)
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Table S4 Pairwise genetic distances: P values are shown above, Fst values below the diagonal (DOC 43.5 kb)
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Table S5 Haplogroup distribution based on 19 Y-SNP loci in male individuals from Reutte, Tyrol, Austria (n = 258). (DOC 38 kb)
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Figure S1 MDS plot contrasting the population from the district of Reutte (minimal haplotype) with nine populations selected from the YHRD within a radius of 250 km (pairwise Fst values). Modified from YHRD output. (PDF 93.8 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Erhart
    • 1
  • Burkhard Berger
    • 1
  • Harald Niederstätter
    • 1
  • Christoph Gassner
    • 2
    • 3
  • Harald Schennach
    • 2
  • Walther Parson
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Legal MedicineInnsbruck Medical UniversityInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Central Institute for Blood Transfusion and Immunological DepartmentGeneral Hospital and Medical University InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  3. 3.Blood Transfusion Service SRCZürichSwitzerland
  4. 4.Eberly College of SciencePenn State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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