Population data of 27 Y-chromosome STRS in Aymara population from Peru

Carlos David Neyra-Rivera, Andres Ticona Arenas, Edgardo Delgado Ramos, Margarita Rosa Eugenia Velasquez Reinoso, Omar Alberto Caceres Rey, Bruce Budowle

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In the present study, 90 samples from unrelated Aymaran males from the province of Puno were characterized with 27 Y-chromosome short tandem repeat (STR) loci using the Yfiler ™ Plus PCR Amplification Kit. Out of a total of the 90 haplotypes there were 89 distinct haplotypes. The statistical parameters applied to the data were haplotype diversity (0.9998), discrimination capacity (0.9889) and match probability (0.0114). Provisional Y haplogroups (major clade) were assigned with the majority being Q. The Aymara population was more closely related to a Bolivian population (Bolivia) and Iquitos (Peru) and was further away from the Shipibo-Conibo population of Ucayali, (Peru) and Aboriginal (Australia). The data were deposited in the YHRD database (accession number: YA004703). The analyses carried out show that the Y-STR loci from the Aymarans can be used for human identity casework and could be useful to study the history of the human populations in Latin America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-610
Number of pages15
JournalAustralian Journal of Forensic Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2022


  • Aymara
  • STRs
  • Y chromosome
  • forensic science
  • haplotypes


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