Population data of 17 Y-STRs (Yfiler) from Punjabis and Kashmiris of Pakistan
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Pakistan harbors 16 major ethnic groups including Punjabis (56% of total population) and Kashmiri (6% of total population). Here, we report data of 17 Y-chromosomal short tandem repeats (Y-STRs) genotyped with the AmpFlSTR Y-filer™ PCR Amplification kit in 94 Punjabis and 101 Kashmiris. The estimated haplotype diversity was higher in Punjabis (0.996) than that in Kashmiris (0.983). Furthermore, we performed population genetic analyses by including data from six other Pakistani groups. The presented haplotype data were recently included in the Y-Chromosome Haplotype Reference Database (YHRD) for future forensic and other usage.
KeywordsHaplotype Punjabi Kashmiri Forensic YHRD Pakistan
This study was financially supported by the Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan Grant No. 20-2736/NRPU/R&D/HEC/12.
Compliance with ethical standards
Blood samples were collected from unrelated individuals of known ethnic origin and family history with informed consent, after approval by the ethical review committee of the University of Health Sciences, Lahore.
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