Estimation of the Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat (Y-STR) mutation rates in Turkey

The Non-recombining region of the Y-chromosome (NRY) is transferred from father to son in an unchanged form without recombination in meiosis. Since Short tandem repeats on Y-chromosome (Y-STRs) in this region do not have any recombination, these regions are identical in all male individuals who are related to the father except for mutations.

2018-02-18T13:01:01+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

Differences in genetic structure assessed using Y‐chromosome and mitochondrial DNA markers do not shape the contributions to diversity in African sires

Up to 173 African sires belonging to 11 different subpopulations representative of four cattle groups were analysed for six Y-specific microsatellite loci and a mitochondrial DNA fragment.

2018-01-10T16:19:09+00:00 January 16th, 2018|

Multicentre study of Y chromosome microdeletions in 1,808 Chinese infertile males using multiplex and real‐time polymerase chain reaction

Azoospermia factor (AZF) genes on the long arm of the human Y chromosome are involved in spermatogenesis, and microdeletions in the AZF region have been recognised to be the second major genetic cause of spermatogenetic failure resulting in male infertility.

2018-01-10T14:57:32+00:00 January 14th, 2018|

Patterns of Inter-Chromosomal Gene Conversion on the Male-Specific Region of the Human Y Chromosome

Despite the study of the dynamics of this molecular mechanism in humans is still in its infancy, some peculiar features and consequences of it can be summarized.

2018-01-10T14:50:23+00:00 January 13th, 2018|

Human Y chromosome copy number variation in the next generation sequencing era and beyond

Novel technologies based on sequencing long molecules and combinations of technologies, promise to stimulate the study of Y-CNVs in the immediate future.

2018-01-10T19:16:06+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

The Y chromosome as the most popular marker in genetic genealogy benefits interdisciplinary research

The Y chromosome is currently by far the most popular marker in genetic genealogy that combines genetic data and family history. This popularity is based on its haploid character and its close association with the patrilineage and paternal inherited surname.

2017-12-28T11:26:16+00:00 December 28th, 2017|