Haplotype diversity of 17 Y-STRs in Sheikh population of Punjab

  • Muhammad Adeel Aslam
  • Manzoor Hussain
  • Khushbukhat Khan
  • Fatima Tuz ZahraEmail author
  • Muhammad Shafique
  • Shahzadi Javeed
Population Data


Y chromosomal short tandem repeat (Y-STR) haplotype diversity of 180 genetically unrelated male individuals from Sheikh population of Punjab Pakistan was studied by amplifying 17 Y-STR markers through the AmpFISTR®Yfiler™ PCR amplification kit. The analysis of data revealed mean discrimination capacity of 0.6438 and matching probability of 0.3561. Sheikh population was also compared with 11 other populations in order to determine its population relationships which indicated that Punjabi Sheikhs have low genetic resemblance with Indian-Balmiki, UAE [Arab], Yousafzai Pathan from Pakistan, and Pathans from Afghanistan. The data of this study could have valuable application in forensic cases, in population genetics studies, and in strengthening the Y-STR database.


Y chromosome Short tandem repeats Sheikh population Haplotype diversity 


Compliance with ethical standards

The approval of the ethical committee of University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan was sought prior to commencement of the study.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Adeel Aslam
    • 1
  • Manzoor Hussain
    • 1
  • Khushbukhat Khan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fatima Tuz Zahra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Muhammad Shafique
    • 3
  • Shahzadi Javeed
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Applied Molecular BiologyUniversity of the PunjabLahorePakistan
  2. 2.Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB)National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)IslamabadPakistan
  3. 3.National Centre of Excellence in Molecular BiologyUniversity of the PunjabLahorePakistan

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