Forensic Sci Int. 2003 Nov 26;137(2-3):217-20.

Y-chromosome STR haplotypes in Cordoba (Argentina).

Fondevila M, Jaime JC, Salas A, Lareu MV, Carracedo A.

Institute of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela, C/San Francisco s/n, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Eight Y-chromosome STRs were investigated in a male population sample from Cordoba region (Argentina). Complete Y-chromosomal STRs haplotypes were obtained in 100 individuals, among which 91 different haplotypes were observed. The most common haplotype was shared by 4% of the sample, while 86 haplotypes were unique. The gene diversity was 0.9875 and the discrimination capacity was 0.8600. The combined polymorphism provides a powerful discrimination tool for routine forensic applications.