Genetic polymorphism of Y-chromosomal STRs in Gujjar population of Punjab

Abstract

Y-STR polymorphism of Gujjar population was determined by using AmpFISTR®YfilerTM PCR amplification kit. A total 176 haplotypes were obtained after the analysis of 17 Y-STR loci in 176 genetically unrelated individuals. Haplotype diversity and discrimination capacity attained was 0.99730 and 0.652201325, respectively. The comparison of Gujjar population with 16 other populations revealed that Gujjars have low genetic distance from Punjabi, Sindhi, and Pakhtun population of Pakistan; Azad Kashmir, Saraswat Brahmin from India; Bangladeshi population; north and south of Afghanistan; and Uttar Pradesh India which hints toward the migrational route Gujjars took over the centuries. This data is of significant value for population studies and forensic applications.

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Zahra, F.T., Hussain, M., Khan, K. et al. Genetic polymorphism of Y-chromosomal STRs in Gujjar population of Punjab. Int J Legal Med 134, 1333–1334 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00414-019-02227-6

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Keywords

  • Y chromosome
  • Short tandem repeats
  • Gujjar population
  • Genetic polymorphism