Scientific article

Y-chromosome specific YCAII, DYS19 and YAP polymorphisms in human populations: a comparative study

Published inAnnals of human genetics, vol. 63, no. Pt 2, p. 153-166
Publication date1999

Two hypervariable Y-specific markers, the YCAII and DYS19 STRs, and the more stable Y Alu Polymorphism (YAP) have been analysed in about 1400 individuals of 21 different populations, mainly from Europe but also from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. On the basis of the frequency distributions of these three Y-markers we compare, using different statistical analyses, their power in detecting population genetic structure and in distinguishing closely related groups. The pattern of populations' genetic affinities inferred from the three markers considered altogether suggests a strong genetic structure that, with a few exceptions, broadly corresponds to the linguistic relatedness and/or geographic location of the sampled populations.

  • African Continental Ancestry Group/genetics
  • Alleles
  • Asian Continental Ancestry Group/genetics
  • DNA/genetics
  • Statistical Data Interpretation
  • European Continental Ancestry Group/genetics
  • Genetic Markers/genetics
  • Genetic Variation
  • Geography
  • Haplotypes
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Genetic Polymorphism
  • Y Chromosome/genetics
Citation (ISO format)
QUINTANA-MURCI, L. et al. Y-chromosome specific YCAII, DYS19 and YAP polymorphisms in human populations: a comparative study. In: Annals of human genetics, 1999, vol. 63, n° Pt 2, p. 153–166. doi: 10.1046/j.1469-1809.1999.6320153.x
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