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Subject: PubMed abstract: Y-STRs in Piedmont [haplotype diversity]
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 08:47:34 EDT


This article illustrates my mantra about haplotype diversity. A substantial
number of novel haplotypes are discovered every time a new dataset is added to
YHRD -- and that's just using the minimal set of nine markers (counting
DYS385a/b as two). In this case 23% of the samples were new.

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Forensic Sci Int. 2006 May 10;158(2-3):238-43. Epub 2005 Aug 18.

Population data for Y-chromosome STR haplotypes from Piedmont (Italy).

Cerutti N, Marin A, Di Gaetano C, Pappi P, Crobu F, Riccardino F, Matullo G,
Piazza A.

Department of Genetics, Biology and Biochemistry, University of Turin, via
Santena 19, 10126 Turin, Italy.

Eight Y-chromosome STR loci (DYS19, DYS389-I, DYS389-II, DYS390, DYS391,
DYS392, DYS393 and DYS385) were analysed in a sample of 236 unrelated males from
four towns of Piedmont (Trino, Biella, Cavaglia, Postua). One hundred and fifty
six different haplotypes were observed and 55 of them were not previously
observed in the Y-STR Haplotype Reference Database (http://www.ystr.org/).

PMID: 16111847 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Ann Turner


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