International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 131, Issue 5, pp 1241–1242 | Cite as

A comprehensive Y-STR portrait of Yousafzai’s population

  • Sadia Tabassum
  • Muhammad Ilyas
  • Inam Ullah
  • Muhammad Israr
  • Habib Ahmad
Population Data


In the current study, 17 Y-Chromosomal short tandem repeats (Y-STRs) included in theAmpFlSTR Y-Filer amplification kit (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, USA) were investigated in 146 unrelated Yousafzai males residing in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. A total of 94 (89.52%) unique haplotypes were observed. Discrimination capacity was 71.92%. Haplotype diversity ranged from 0.354 (DYS456) to 0.663 (DYS458). Both Rst pairwise analysis and multidimensional scaling plot showed that the genetic structure of the Yousafzais is significantly different from neighbouring populations.


Haplotype Pakhtuns Forensic Yousafzai Y-STR Pakistan 



This study was supported by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sadia Tabassum
    • 1
  • Muhammad Ilyas
    • 2
  • Inam Ullah
    • 1
  • Muhammad Israr
    • 3
  • Habib Ahmad
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsHazara UniversityMansehraPakistan
  2. 2.Centre for Human GeneticsHazara UniversityMansehraPakistan
  3. 3.Department of Forensic StudiesUniversity of SwatSwatPakistan
  4. 4.Islamia College UniversityPeshawarPakistan

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