Diversity of 17-locus Y-STR haplotypes in Upper (Southern) Egyptians

Diversity of 17-locus Y-STR haplotypes in Upper (Southern) Egyptians


Seventeen Y-STR loci included in the AmpFlSTR® Yfiler(TM) PCR Amplification kit were typed in a population sample of 208 males from Upper (South) Egypt. Of 204 observed haplotypes, 200 were unique (96.6%) and 4 were found twice each. The 17 loci gave a discriminating power of 0.9998. DYS458 showed the highest diversity as a single-locus marker (h = 0.868) along with a high frequency of microvariants and new alleles (22% of the sample). Other loci revealed duplicated and null alleles. Comparative analysis with Y-STR datasets of relevant populations and submission of the haplotypes to the Y-STR Haplotype Reference Database (YHRD) were undertaken.


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