Int J Legal Med. 1999;112(2):132-3.

The polymorphisms of DYS388 and DYS392 on the Y chromosome in Japanese and German populations.

Sasaki M, Shiono H.

Department of Legal Medicine, Asahikawa Medical College, Hokkaido, Japan.

The analysis of a genotype survey in Japanese and German populations at the loci DYS388 and DYS392 located on the Y chromosome is reported. The gene diversities of DYS388 were 0.34 and 0.30 in the Japanese and German males, respectively, and six alleles were found in both groups. The gene diversities of DYS392 were 0.65 and 0.64 and the number of alleles was 8 and 9, respectively in the two populations. The distribution of DYS388 alleles in the Japanese population was different from the German population. The allele distribution of DYS392 showed significant differences among Asian populations.