International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 133, Issue 4, pp 1033–1035 | Cite as

Genetic analysis of 29 Y-STR loci in Han population from Dongfang, Southern China

  • Jian Zhang
  • Xiaoting Mo
  • Lei Shang
  • Xiuwen Jin
  • Dong Chen
  • Hongshan Zhu
  • Yiwen Zhang
  • Bin Kang
  • Wanshui Li
  • Jian YeEmail author
Population Data


In the present study, blood samples of 984 unrelated Han individuals were collected from Dongfang, Southern China, after informed consent. A total of 29 Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat (Y-STR) were analyzed, including DYF387S1, DYS19, DYS385ab, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS437, DYS438, DYS439, DYS444, DYS447, DYS448, DYS449, DYS456, DYS458, DYS460, DYS481, DYS508, DYS518, DYS533, DYS576, DYS635, DYS643 and GATAH4. A total of 749 different haplotypes were found among 984 individuals, of which 645 were unique. The haplotype diversity was 0.9988 and the discrimination capacity was 0.7612, while the match probability was 0.0025. The smallest genetic distance (RST = 0.0155) was found between the Dongfang Han population and Guizhou Han population, while the largest genetic distance (RST = 0.1284) was observed with Gansu Tibetan.


Genetic polymorphisms Y-STR Dongfang Han Haplotypes 



We thank all of the participants in this study.

Compliance with ethical standards

This work was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Institute of Forensic Science, Ministry of Public Security, People’s Republic of China.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Zhang
    • 1
  • Xiaoting Mo
    • 1
  • Lei Shang
    • 1
  • Xiuwen Jin
    • 2
  • Dong Chen
    • 2
  • Hongshan Zhu
    • 3
  • Yiwen Zhang
    • 1
  • Bin Kang
    • 1
  • Wanshui Li
    • 1
  • Jian Ye
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.National Engineering Laboratory for Forensic Science, Beijing Engineering Research Center of Crime Scene Evidence Examination, Key Laboratory of Forensic Genetics, Ministry of Public SecurityInstitute of Forensic ScienceBeijingChina
  2. 2.Dongfang Public Security BureauDongfangChina
  3. 3.Hainan Public Security DepartmentHaikouChina

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