International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 131, Issue 4, pp 967–968 | Cite as

Genetic polymorphisms of 17 Y-chromosomal STRs in the Chengdu Han population of China

  • Hui Wang
  • Jiong Mao
  • Yu Xia
  • Xiaogang Bai
  • Wenqing Zhu
  • Duo Peng
  • Weibo Liang
Population Data


Chengdu is located at the center of Sichuan Province in southwestern China, and its primary demographic group is the Han population. The aim of this study was to contribute data detailing 17 Y-short tandem repeat (Y-STR) loci from 3291 Chengdu Han male samples analyzed with the AmpFLSTR® Yfiler® PCR Amplification Kit. We observed 2228 different haplotypes, and haplotype diversity (HD) was 0.9992. Gene diversity (GD) values for the 17 Y-STR loci of the Chengdu Han population ranged from 0.4156 to 0.9529. Haplotype match probability (HMC) was 0.0011. Compared with 13 reference populations of six provinces surrounding Chengdu, we observed that the Chengdu Han population was significantly different from each of these populations.


Y-STRs Yfiler® Chengdu Han population Haplotypes 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 81471827).

Compliance with ethical standards

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors. Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Forensic Genetics, Institute of Forensic ScienceChengdu Public Security BureauChengduChina
  2. 2.Department of Forensic Genetics, West China School of Basic Science and Forensic MedicineSichuan UniversityChengduChina

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