International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 130, Issue 5, pp 1191–1194

Analysis of 27 Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in a Han population of Henan province, Central China

Population Data

DOI: 10.1007/s00414-016-1326-3

Cite this article as:
Bai, R., Liu, Y., Zhang, J. et al. Int J Legal Med (2016) 130: 1191. doi:10.1007/s00414-016-1326-3


A total of 1225 unrelated Han males from Henan province were analyzed with the prototype Yfiler® Plus kit (Life Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, MA, USA). The calculated gene diversity (GD) values ranged from 0.3855 to 0.9673 for the DYS391 and DYS385a/b loci, respectively. The discriminatory capacity (DC) was 86.94 % with 1065 observed haplotypes using 17 Yfiler loci, by the addition of 10 Y-STRs to the Yfiler® Plus system, the DC was increased to 98.94 % while showing 1212 observed haplotypes. Among the new incorporated Y-STRs, DYS576, DYF387S1, DYS518, DYS627, and DYS449 were major contributors to enhancing discrimination. In the analysis of molecular variance, the Henan Han population clustered with Asian origin populations and showed significant differences from other reference populations. In this study, the improvement of adding additional Y-STR markers with the Yfiler® Plus kit provided substantially stronger discriminatory power in the Henan Han population.


Y-STR Yfiler®Plus Haplotypes Multidimensional scaling Henan Han 

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Funding information

Funder NameGrant NumberFunding Note
The National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • 81373745
  • 81471821
the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University
  • No.NCET-10-0773
the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation funded project
  • No.2013M530371
the Collaborative Innovation Center of Judicial Civilization, China

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    © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

    Authors and Affiliations

    • Rufeng Bai
      • 1
      • 2
    • Yaju Liu
      • 3
    • Juntao Zhang
      • 3
    • Meisen Shi
      • 1
      • 2
    • Hongmei Dong
      • 4
    • Shuhua Ma
      • 5
    • R. F. Bai
      • 1
      • 2
    • MS. Shi
      • 1
      • 2
    1. 1.Key Laboratory of Evidence Science (China University of Political Science and Law)Ministry of EducationBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
    2. 2.Collaborative Innovation Center of Judicial CivilizationBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
    3. 3.Xuchang Institute of Forensic SciencesPublic Security Bureau of Henan ProvinceHenanPeople’s Republic of China
    4. 4.Department of Forensic MedicineHuazhong University of Science and Technology, Tongji Medical CollegeHubeiPeople’s Republic of China
    5. 5.Department of Radiology, First Affiliated HospitalMedical College of Shantou UniversityShantouPeople’s Republic of China

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