April 14, 2007

New YHRD release

The Y-chromosome Haplotype Reference Database (YHRD) has a new release:
Release 21 is out with 51,253 haplotypes in 447 populations. 49,396 haplotypes of these are completely typed for 9 and 23,075 for 11 loci. Fifty-nine populations were added today: from Macedonia, from three regions in Venezuela (Maracaibo, Isla Toas, San Jose Heras) and three Venezuelan Amerindian tribes (Bari, Wayuu, Yukpa), from 10 provinces at the Pacific and Caribbean coast in Colombia: Valle de Cauca, Cauca, Narino, Bolivar, Guajira, Magdalena, Cesar, Cordoba, Sucre and Atlantico, from Ecuador (Quito), from Germany (Stuttgart), from Southern Poland (Nowy Sacz, Nowy Targ, Limanowa, Zakopane), from the following districts of the Russian Federation: Archangelsk, Brjansk, Ivanowo, Lipezk, Novgorod, Orel, Pensa, Rjasan, Smolensk, Tambov, Tver and Vologda, from Sweden (updates of the already existing samples), from Rio de Janeiro (Brazilians of European and African ancestry), from Nicaragua, from Slovakia (Bratislava), from Belarus (Homiel, Hrodna, Mahiliou, Viciebsk), from the following prefectures in Japan: Tokyo, Aomori, Chiba, Ehime, Fukuoka, Gunma, Hiroshima, Hokkaido, Hyogo, Mie, Miyagi, Nagasaki, Nara, Okayama, Shizuoka, Toyama, Wakayama, Yamaguchi and Yamanashi, from the USA (European, African, Hispanic and Asian American). We would like to thank the following colleagues for submissions and updates: Zlatko Jakovski and his group (Macedonia), Lisbeth Borjas and Tatiana Pardo (Venezuela), Sandra Avila and Elena Romero (Colombia), Eduardo Arroyo and his group (Ecuador), Gerhard Baessler and his group (Stuttgart), Marcin Wozniak and his group (Poland), the groups in Berlin (Carmen Krueger, Lutz Roewer) and Leipzig (Ivan Nasidze) for the Russians, Gunilla Holmlund and her group (Sweden), Elizeu Fagundes de Carvalho and his group (Rio den Janeiro), Fabricio Gonzalez (Nicaragua), Krzysztof Rebala and his coworkers (Slovakia, Belarus), Natsuko Mizuno and her group (Japan) and Amy Decker and her group at NIST for the US data.

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