International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 133, Issue 3, pp 795–797 | Cite as

Forensic and phylogenetic analyses among three Yi populations in Southwest China with 27 Y chromosomal STR loci

  • Guang-Yao Fan
  • Yu-Ran An
  • Chang-Xiu Peng
  • Ji-Liang Deng
  • Li-Peng Pan
  • Yi Ye
Population Data


We have analyzed the Y chromosome haplotypes of 510 non-related Yi males grouped in three Chinese provinces (Guizhou, Sichuan, and Yunnan) using the Yfiler® Plus Kit. A total of 484 haplotypes were detected, out of which 460 were unique. The observed haplotype diversity and discrimination capacity were 0.9998 and 0.9490, respectively. To investigate the genetic relationship of the studied population, multidimensional scaling (MDS) plot and neighbor-joining (NJ) tree phylogenetic analyses were constructed which demonstrated that the Y chromosome lineage among the Yi ethnicity was different.


Y-Chromosomal STR Yi ethnic group Haplotype Genetic diversity Phylogenetic analyses 



The authors are grateful to the voluntary participants who made this work possible.

Funding information

This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 81401557) and the Scientific Research Starting Foundation for Doctor, Shaoxing University (Grant No. 20175014).

Compliance with ethical standards

The study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of Shaoxing University and all voluntary participants read and signed an informed consent form in compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guang-Yao Fan
    • 1
  • Yu-Ran An
    • 2
  • Chang-Xiu Peng
    • 3
  • Ji-Liang Deng
    • 4
  • Li-Peng Pan
    • 4
  • Yi Ye
    • 5
  1. 1.Forensic Center, College of MedicineShaoxing UniversityShaoxingChina
  2. 2.Criminal Technology DepartmentLiupanshui Public Security BureauLiupanshuiChina
  3. 3.College of Life SciencesShaoxing UniversityShaoxingChina
  4. 4.Shaoxing Municipal Public Security BureauShaoxingChina
  5. 5.Department of Forensic Toxicological Analysis, West China School of Basic Medical Sciences & Forensic MedicineSichuan UniversityChengduChina

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