Genetic characterization of Rio de Janeiro for different Y-STR sets
In this work, the YfilerPlus kit was used to investigate a sample of 258 males from Rio de Janeiro. In addition, the previous database of 760 Yfiler profiles deposited in the YHRD was updated to 1610. YfilerPlus markers showed a high haplotype diversity (0.99997), with only one haplotype shared by two individuals. When only considering the Yfiler markers, the haplotype diversity was slightly lower (0.99976), with 5 haplotypes shared by two individuals and 1 haplotype shared by three individuals. Low genetic distances were found between the Rio de Janeiro and European populations as well as the European/Hispanic American samples.
KeywordsY-STRs YfilerPlus Yfiler Admixed population Brazil
This work was supported by Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior—CAPES and Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico—CNPq.
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