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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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Geographic variation in human mitochondrial DNA control region sequence: the population history of Turkey and its relationship to the European populations.
The hypervariable segment I of the control region of the mtDNA (positions 16024-16383) was amplified from hair roots by PCR and sequenced in 45 unrelated individuals from Anatolia (Asian Turkey).Expand
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Mitochondrial DNA variation and the origin of the Europeans
Abstract Sequences from the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region were analyzed in nine European and West Asian populations. They showed low genetic heterogeneity when compared to worldExpand
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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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A tale of two islands: population history and mitochondrial DNA sequence variation of Bioko and São Tomé, Gulf of Guinea
The hypervariable segment I of the control region of the mtDNA was sequenced in 45 unrelated individuals from Bioko and 50 from São Tomé, two islands in the Gulf of Guinea that have had veryExpand
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Genetic structure of north-west Africa revealed by STR analysis
We have analysed a large set of autosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci in several Arabic and Berber-speaking groups from north-west Africa (ie Moroccan Arabs, northern-central and southern MoroccanExpand
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Allele frequencies of 13 short tandem repeats in population samples from the Iberian Peninsula and Northern Africa
Abstract The 13 short tandem repeat (STR) loci D3S1358, vWA, FGA, D16S539, TH01, TPOX, CSF1PO, D8S1179, D21S11, D18S51, D5S818, D13S317 and D7S820 as well as the amelogenin locus, contained inExpand
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Sex-specific migration patterns in Central Asian populations, revealed by analysis of Y-chromosome short tandem repeats and mtDNA.
Eight Y-linked short-tandem-repeat polymorphisms (DYS19, DYS388, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, and DYS393) were analyzed in four populations of Central Asia, comprising two lowlandExpand
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Population history of north Africa: evidence from classical genetic markers.
After an intensive bibliographic search, we compiled all the available data on allele frequencies for classical genetic polymorphisms referring to North African populations and synthesized the dataExpand
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Population Genetics of Y-Chromosome Short Tandem Repeats in Humans
Abstract. Eight human short tandem repeat polymorphisms (STRs) also known as microsatellites—DYS19, DYS388, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS389I, and DYS389II, mapping in the Y chromosome—wereExpand
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