International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 128, Issue 6, pp 945–947 | Cite as

Haplotype diversity of 23 Y-chromosomal STRs in a population sample from the Federal District (Brazil)—a territory that arose from nothing

  • Gustavo Barcelos Barra
  • Camilla Figueiredo Chianca
  • Ticiane Henriques Santa Rita
  • Lara Franciele Ribeiro Velasco
  • Claudia Ferreira de Souza
Population Data


In this study, the genetic variations of 23 short tandem repeats on the Y-chromosome were analyzed in a sample of 201 males from the Federal District (Brazil). The Federal District (Brazil) was built in 1960 in Brazil’s Central West region, where there was no previous population. In 2010, the population of this artificially founded district consisted of 2,500,000 inhabitants. We observed 200 different haplotypes, 199 of which were unique and one of which occurred two times. The haplotype diversity was 0.9999, and the discrimination capacity was 0.995. The data are available in the Y chromosome haplotype reference database under accession number YA003843. The results were compared to the haplotypes from other Brazilian macroregions.


Y chromosome Y-STR Brazil Brasília Federal District (Brazil) Population genetics 



We would like to thank Sandra Santana Soares Costa and Janete Ana Ribeiro Vaz for their contributions to this work.

The Sabin laboratory and institute supported this study.

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gustavo Barcelos Barra
    • 1
    • 2
  • Camilla Figueiredo Chianca
    • 2
  • Ticiane Henriques Santa Rita
    • 2
  • Lara Franciele Ribeiro Velasco
    • 1
  • Claudia Ferreira de Souza
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory and Institute SabinBrasíliaBrazil
  2. 2.Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da SaúdeUniversidade de BrasíliaBrasíliaBrazil

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