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Publication . Article . 2007

The impact of additional Y-STR loci on resolving common haplotypes and closely related individuals

Amy E. Decker; Margaret C. Kline; Peter M. Vallone; J. N. Butler;
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Published: 08 Mar 2007
Publisher: Zenodo
Commercial Y-STR kits have permitted laboratories to go beyond the original nine minimal haplotype loci (MHL) and to discover the advantage of additional Y-STR loci in resolving common haplotypes. In an effort to examine the impact of Y-STR markers beyond the 17 loci now available in commercial kit form, new Y-STR loci are being investigated on a common set of samples representative of the major U.S. population groups. Additional Y-STRs can also increase the power of discrimination between closely related male individuals, which is important not only in forensics but also in the paternity and genetic genealogy communities.
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