International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 112, Issue 3, pp 181–183

Human Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in a Kurdish population sample

  • C. Brinkmann
  • P. Forster
  • M. Schürenkamp
  • J. Horst
  • B. Rolf
  • B. Brinkmann
Original article

DOI: 10.1007/s004140050228

Cite this article as:
Brinkmann, C., Forster, P., Schürenkamp, M. et al. Int J Leg Med (1999) 112: 181. doi:10.1007/s004140050228

Abstract

In an Iraqi Kurdish population sample (n = 101), seven polymorphic STR loci of the Y-chromosome (DYS19, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, and DXYS156-Y) were typed, with DYS389 being subtyped for its four segments. The haplotype diversity was 97.83% and 82 different haplotypes were observed. The Kurds shared some Y-types with neighbouring south Turks but strikingly few with Germans: it is 20–30 times more likely to find a sequence match in a random pair of Kurds than in a random Kurd-German pair.

Key words Y-chromosome Kurdistan Microsatellite Match Probability 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Brinkmann
    • 1
  • P. Forster
    • 2
  • M. Schürenkamp
    • 2
  • J. Horst
    • 1
  • B. Rolf
    • 2
  • B. Brinkmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Humangenetik, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Vesaliusweg 12–14, D-48149 Münster, GermanyDE
  2. 2.Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Von-Esmarch-Strasse 62, D-48149 Münster, Germany email: brinkma@uni-muenster.de Tel. +49-251-83-55161; Fax +49-251-83-55158DE

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