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Euclides
Wednesday, June 30th, 2004, 11:30 PM
Forensic Sci Int. 2003 Dec 17;138(1-3):127-33.


Y chromosome STRs in Croatians.

Barac L, Pericic M, Klaric IM, Janicijevic B, Parik J, Rootsi S, Rudan P.

Institute for Anthropological Research, Amruseva 8, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia. lovorka@luka.inantro.hr

Eight Y chromosome short tandem repeat (STR) polymorphisms (DYS19, DYS388, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393) were analyzed in the sample of 457 unrelated Croatian men. A general STR allelic frequency pattern in Croatians corresponds to other European populations with the exception of the loci DYS19 and DYS389II. The most frequent DYS19 allele was 16, while at the DYS389II the most frequent were alleles 30 and 31. The most frequent Y chromosome haplotype (16-13-13-31-24-11-11-13) was found in 33 individuals (7.22%). One hundred and seventy-four haplotypes (38.07%) were observed in single copies.