Pakistan harbors 16 major ethnic groups including Punjabis (56% of total population) and Kashmiri (6% of total population). Here, we report data of 17 Y-chromosomal short tandem repeats (Y-STRs) genotyped with the AmpFlSTR Y-filer™ PCR Amplification kit in 94 Punjabis and 101 Kashmiris. The estimated haplotype diversity was higher in Punjabis (0.996) than that in Kashmiris (0.983). Furthermore, we performed population genetic analyses by including data from six other Pakistani groups. The presented haplotype data were recently included in the Y-Chromosome Haplotype Reference Database (YHRD) for future forensic and other usage.

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International Journal of Legal Medicine (Print)
Department of Genetic Identification

Adnan, A. (Atif), Rakha, A., Noor, A. (Anum), van Oven, M., Ralf, A., & Kayser, M. (2017). Population data of 17 Y-STRs (Yfiler) from Punjabis and Kashmiris of Pakistan. International Journal of Legal Medicine (Print), 1–2. doi:10.1007/s00414-017-1611-9