Haplotypes from the Caucasus, Turkey and Iran for nine Y-STR loci

Ivan Nasidze, , Hiltrud Schädlich and Mark Stoneking

Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D-04103, Leipzig, Germany

Received 9 June 2003; accepted 12 June 2003. ; Available online 13 August 2003.

Nine Y chromosome short tandem repeat (STR) loci (DYS385a, DYS385b, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393 and DYS19 (DYS394)) were typed in 669 individuals belonging to 16 populations from the Caucasus, Turkey and Iran.