Y-chromosome STR haplotypes in a population sample of the Byelorussian minority living in the northeastern Poland.

Pepinski W, Niemcunowicz-Janica A, Skawronska M, Koc-Zorawska E, Janica J, Soltyszewski I.

Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok 15-269, Poland. pepinski@amb.edu.pl

Haplotype and allele frequencies for the eight Y-STRs were determined in a population sample of 156 unrelated Byelorussian males. The most common haplotype was shared by 3.85% of the sample, while 121 haplotypes were unique. The gene diversity was 0.98.