International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 129, Issue 4, pp 737–738 | Cite as

Genetic polymorphism of 23 Y-STR loci in the Zhuang minority population in Guangxi of China

  • Haibo Luo
  • Feng Song
  • Lushun Zhang
  • Yiping HouEmail author
Population Data


In the present study, 23 Y-STR loci (DYS576, DYS389I, DYS389 II, DYS448, DYS19, DYS391, DYS481, DYS549, DYS533, DYS438, DYS437, DYS570, DYS635, DYS390, DYS439, DYS392, DYS393, DYS458 DYS456, DYS643, YGATAH4, and DYS385ab) were investigated in 266 unrelated, healthy autochthonous individuals from the Zhuang minority population residing in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. One hundred and eighty-nine alleles and 245 haplotypes were found in the Zhuang group. Two hundred and twenty-four haplotypes among them were unique, and the remaining 21 haplotypes were found in two individuals. Discrimination capacity was 0.9211. Haplotype diversity was 0.9993 and gene diversity ranged from 0.4173 (DYS437) to 0.9678 (DYS385ab). Populations’ differentia was calculated and compared with Tibetan, Bai, Dai, Minnan Han, Beijing Han, Chengdu Han, Xuanwei Han, and Southern Han ethnic groups in China, the Singapore Han population, and the Kinh group from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in the same 23 Y-STR loci. Our results showed that these 23 Y-STRs are highly genetically polymorphic in the Zhuang group and can also enrich Chinese ethnic genetic information.


Y-chromosomal PowerPlex® Y23 System Population data 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.81302623).

Conflict of interest

The authors have declared no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haibo Luo
    • 1
  • Feng Song
    • 1
  • Lushun Zhang
    • 2
  • Yiping Hou
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Forensic Genetics, West China School of Basic Science and Forensic MedicineSichuan University (West China University of Medical Sciences)ChengduChina
  2. 2.Department of Pathology and PathophysiologyCheng Du Medical CollegeChengduChina

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