Population study of 11 Y-chromosomal STR loci in Singapore Chinese

June Sheau Wei Tang, Hang Yee Wong, Christopher Kiu Choong Syn, Wai Fun Tan-Siew, Shui Tse Chow, Bruce Budowle

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In this study of 212 unrelated Singapore Chinese males, allelic frequencies and gene diversities of 11 Y-chromosome specific STR loci (DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS385a/b, DYS438 and DYS439) were established. A total of 184 haplotypes were observed in the 212 individuals studied, of which 165 (89.67%) were unique. The most common haplotype was observed in five (2.35%) individuals. The overall haplotype diversity for the 11 Y-STR loci was 99.81%, and the discrimination capacity was 86.79%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-71
Number of pages7
JournalForensic Science International
Issue number1
StatePublished - 20 Apr 2006


  • Haplotype
  • STR
  • Singapore Chinese
  • Y-chromosome


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