Contemporary population genetics data for 23 Y-STR loci in the general Bosnian-Herzegovinian population

  • Naida Babić Jordamović Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Tamara Kojović Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Serkan Dogan Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Larisa Bešić Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Lana Salihefendić Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Alea Genetic Centre, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Rijad Konjhodžić Alea Genetic Centre, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sabahudin Ćordić Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Vedrana Škaro Institute for Anthropological Research, Centre for Applied Bioanthropology, Molecular Anthropology Laboratory, Zagreb, Croatia; Genos Ltd, DNA Laboratory, Zagreb Croatia
  • Petar Projić Institute for Anthropological Research, Centre for Applied Bioanthropology, Molecular Anthropology Laboratory, Zagreb, Croatia; Genos Ltd, DNA Laboratory, Zagreb Croatia
  • Vesna Hadžiavdić University of Tuzla, Department of Biology, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Adna Ašić Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Damir Marjanović Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Institute for Anthropological Research, Centre for Applied Bioanthropology, Molecular Anthropology Laboratory, Zagreb, Croatia

Abstract

Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in the South-Eastern Europe, characterized by numerous historical influences, massive migration processes and complex population structure. For that reason, the aim of this study is to provide an accurate and precise update of the population genetics data of allele frequencies on 23 Y-STR loci in Bosnia and Herzegovina using larger sample size. For this purpose, 480 adult male individuals from the general population have been genotyped over 23 Y-STR loci contained in the PowerPlex Y23 system. Population genetics parameters have been calculated, namely allele and haplotype frequencies, gene and haplotype diversity, as well as Rst and P values for the assessment of interpopulation differences. The obtained results are in close agreement with previously published data for Bosnian-Herzegovinian population, as well as for local subpopulations. This study offers significantly increased resolution and information content, with 454 unique haplotypes. Population comparison reveals no statistically significant differences between the study population and 12 European populations used for comparison, as visualized through an MDS plot and neighbour-joining phylogenetic tree. This study offers representative data for local Y chromosomes that can be used for forensic applications, paternity and kinship testing, as well as for genealogical studies.

Published
2021-06-21
How to Cite
BABIĆ JORDAMOVIĆ, Naida et al. Contemporary population genetics data for 23 Y-STR loci in the general Bosnian-Herzegovinian population. Genetics & Applications, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 51-63, june 2021. ISSN 2566-431X. Available at: <https://www.genapp.ba/index.php/genapp/article/view/140>. Date accessed: 27 nov. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.31383/ga.vol5iss1pp51-63.
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Short communications