International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 133, Issue 3, pp 777–779 | Cite as

Population genetic analysis of 23 Y-STR loci in Central Argentine Patagonia

  • María L. ParolinEmail author
  • Camila Tamburrini
  • Luciano E. Real
  • Néstor G. Basso
Population Data


We analyzed 23 Y-STR haplotypes of 139 unrelated males from Central Argentine Patagonia. A total of 133 different haplotypes (127 singletons) were observed. Haplotype diversity was similar to that previously observed in other Argentine populations and matching probability showed a strong dependence on the sample size. AMOVA carried out with full haplotypes showed significant differences between different regions of the country. The multi-dimensional scaling plot showed Chubut sample in an intermediate position among Europe and other Patagonian populations. These results will contribute to increase the Y-chromosome haplotype reference database and constitute a useful tool for anthropological and forensic researches.


23 Y-STR Central Patagonia Regional differences 


Funding information

This work received financial support from grant ANPCyT PICT 2013-2414, and from the Forensic Genetic Service of IDEAus.

Compliance with ethical standards

The current study was performed at the Instituto de Diversidad y Evolución Austral (IDEAus) CCT-CONICET-CENPAT (Puerto Madryn, Argentina) and was approved by the Ethics Committee of Puerto Madryn Zonal Hospital “Andrés Isola” (Resol.009/15).

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratorio de Identificación Genética (IDEGEN)Instituto de Diversidad y Evolución Austral (IDEAus) CCT-CONICET-CENPATPuerto MadrynArgentina

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