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Trading genes along the silk road: mtDNA sequences and the origin of central Asian populations.
Central Asia is a vast region at the crossroads of different habitats, cultures, and trade routes. Little is known about the genetics and the history of the population of this region. We present theExpand
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High-resolution analysis of human Y-chromosome variation shows a sharp discontinuity and limited gene flow between northwestern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula.
In the present study we have analyzed 44 Y-chromosome biallelic polymorphisms in population samples from northwestern (NW) Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, which allowed us to place each chromosomeExpand
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The Genetic Legacy of Religious Diversity and Intolerance: Paternal Lineages of Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Iberian Peninsula
Most studies of European genetic diversity have focused on large-scale variation and interpretations based on events in prehistory, but migrations and invasions in historical times could also haveExpand
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Genetic and demographic implications of the Bantu expansion: insights from human paternal lineages.
The expansion of Bantu languages, which started around 5,000 years before present in west/central Africa and spread all throughout sub-Saharan Africa, may represent one of the major and most rapidExpand
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Human mitochondrial DNA sequence variation in the Moroccan population of the Souss area
Background: Various populations have contributed to the present-day gene pool of Morocco, including the autochthonous Berber population, Phoenicians, Sephardic Jews, Bedouin Arabs and sub-SaharanExpand
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Online reference database of European Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat (STR) haplotypes.
The reference database of highly informative Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat (STR) haplotypes (YHRD), available online at http://ystr.charite.de, represents the largest collection of male-specificExpand
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Variation in short tandem repeats is deeply structured by genetic background on the human Y chromosome.
Eleven biallelic polymorphisms and seven short-tandem-repeat (STR) loci mapping on the nonrecombining portion of the human Y chromosome have been typed in men from northwestern Africa. Analysis ofExpand
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Paternal and maternal lineages in the Balkans show a homogeneous landscape over linguistic barriers, except for the isolated Aromuns
The Balkan Peninsula is a complex cultural mosaic comprising populations speaking languages from several branches of the Indo‐European family and Altaic, as well as culturally‐defined minorities suchExpand
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Homogeneity and distinctiveness of Polish paternal lineages revealed by Y chromosome microsatellite haplotype analysis
Abstract. Different regional populations from Poland were studied in order to assess the genetic heterogeneity within Poland, investigate the genetic relationships with other European populations andExpand
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Dynamics of a human interparalog gene conversion hotspot.
Gene conversion between paralogs can alter their patterns of sequence identity, thus obscuring their evolutionary relationships and affecting their propensity to sponsor genomic rearrangements. TheExpand
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