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|Title:||Population structure in the Mediterranean basin : a Y chromosome perspective|
Delague, Valerie Rie
Felice, Alex E.
Pascali, Vincenzo L.
Goldstein, David B.
|Keywords:||Human chromosomes -- Mediterranean Region|
Population genetics -- Mediterranean Region
|Publisher:||Wiley & Sons|
|Citation:||Capelli, C., Redhead, N., Romano, V., Cali, F., Lefranc, G., Delague, V.,...Goldstein, D. B. (2006). Population structure in the Mediterranean basin: a Y chromosome perspective. Annals of Human Genetics, 70(2), 207-225.|
|Abstract:||The Mediterranean region has been characterised by a number of pre-historical and historical demographic events whose legacy on the current genetic landscape is still a matter of debate. In order to investigate the degree of population structure across the Mediterranean, we have investigated Y chromosome variation in a large dataset of Mediterranean populations, 11 of which are first described here. Our analyses identify four main clusters in the Mediterranean that can be labelled as North Africa, Arab, Central-East andWest Mediterranean. In particular, Near Eastern samples tend to separate according to the presence of Arab Y chromosome lineages, suggesting that the Arab expansion played a major role in shaping the current genetic structuring within the Fertile Crescent.|
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