Population genetics of 17 Y-chromosomal STR loci in Japanese

Masaki Hashiyada, Kazuo Umetsu, Isao Yuasa, Akiyoshi Tamura, Aya Matsusue, Koichi Suzuki, Seiichi Kashimura, Masato Funayama

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Haplotypes and allele frequencies of 17 Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat (Y-STR) markers were examined using the AmpFlSTR Yfiler PCR Amplification Kit (Applied Biosystems) in a population sample of 1166 Japanese male volunteers in 6 prefectures: Miyagi, Yamagata, Osaka, Tottori, Fukuoka, and Okinawa. A total of 1058 haplotypes were observed from 1166 males, and the most common haplotype detected in 12 males had a frequency of 1.03% and the discrimination capacity was 0.907. The RST analysis showed statistically significant differences between Okinawa and the other subpopulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e69-e70
JournalForensic Science International: Genetics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep


  • Haplotypes
  • Japanese
  • Population genetics
  • STR
  • Y chromosome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Genetics


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