Analysis of 23 Y-STR loci in Chinese Jieyang Han population

  • Tianshan Guan
  • Xuheng Song
  • Cheng Xiao
  • Huilin Sun
  • Xiaoying Yang
  • Chao LiuEmail author
  • Ling ChenEmail author
Population Data


Genetic polymorphisms of 23 Y-chromosomal short tandem repeats (Y-STR) were investigated by PowerPlex® Y23 System in 328 unrelated male participants from Jieyang, Guangdong Province of China. A total of 293 haplotypes were obtained, and the haplotype diversity (HD) and discrimination capacity (DC) were 0.9991 and 0.8933, respectively. By comparing Jieyang population with nine other populations, Jieyang Han showed close genetic relationships with southern China-related Han populations. In conclusion, our study increased the Y-chromosome haplotype reference database and could provide useful information for forensic investigation and population genetics.


Short tandem repeats Y chromosome Jieyang Han 


Funding information

This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 81501627) and Innovative training program for College Students (Grant Nos. 201712121301 and 201712121302).

Compliance with ethical standards

This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of Southern Medical University.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Forensic MedicineSouthern Medical UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of EndocrinologyThe First Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Pharmaceutical CollegeGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.Guangzhou Forensic Science InstituteGuangdong Province Key Laboratory of Forensic GeneticsGuangzhouChina

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