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 Journal: Forensic Science International: Genetics, volume 1, pages 215-217 (issn: 1872-4973, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
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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Medical Subject Headings: humanitieseye diseasesgeographic locationssocial sciencescongenital, hereditary, and neonatal diseases and abnormalities
free text keywords: Genetics, Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Y chromosome, Commercial kit, Genetics, Y-STR, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Microsatellite, Biology, Genetic genealogy, Haplotype
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