Population Genetics Group

University of Porto, Portugal




Software for Y-STR haplotype diversity calculation.
This program allows fast and reliable determination of which Y-STRs are the most informative by evaluating all possible combinations. It was conceived to address the following points:
- it can be used on populations from any region or size;
- it combines all possible results for any Y-STRs;
- it determines the number of different haplotypes for each set of Y-STRs;
- it calculates Haplotype Diversity (HD) for each set of Y-STRs.

Developed by: Jose Meirinhos, Leonor Gusmão, Cíntia Alves and António Amorim.

Related papers:

Making the most of Y-STR haplotypes. The HapYDive.
Alves C, Gusmao L, Meirinhos J, Amorim A
Progress in Forensic Genetics 2006;11: 201-203.

Evaluating the informative power of Y-STRs: a comparative study using European and new African haplotype data.
Alves C, Gusmao L, Barbosa J, Amorim A
Forensic Sci Int. 2003; 134: 126-133