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Y chromosome sequence variation and the history of human populations
Binary polymorphisms associated with the non-recombining region of the human Y chromosome (NRY) preserve the paternal genetic legacy of our species that has persisted to the present, permitting…
Great ape genetic diversity and population history
This comprehensive catalogue of great ape genome diversity provides a framework for understanding evolution and a resource for more effective management of wild and captive great ape populations.
Trading genes along the silk road: mtDNA sequences and the origin of central Asian populations.
It seems unlikely that altitude has exerted a major selective pressure on mitochondrial genes in central Asian populations, because lowland and highland Kirghiz mtDNA sequences are very similar, and the analysis of molecular variance has revealed that the fraction of mitochondrial genetic variance due to altitude is not significantly different from zero.
Y-chromosomal diversity in Europe is clinal and influenced primarily by geography, rather than by language.
These patterns retain a strong signal of expansion from the Near East but also suggest that the demographic history of Europe has been complex and influenced by other major population movements, as well as by linguistic and geographic heterogeneities and the effects of drift.
High-resolution analysis of human Y-chromosome variation shows a sharp discontinuity and limited gene flow between northwestern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula.
- E. Bosch, F. Calafell, D. Comas, P. Oefner, P. Underhill, J. Bertranpetit
- BiologyAmerican journal of human genetics
- 1 April 2001
The most striking results are that contemporary NW African and Iberian populations were found to have originated from distinctly different patrilineages and that the Strait of Gibraltar seems to have acted as a strong (although not complete) barrier to gene flow.
Nucleotide substitution rates for the full set of mitochondrial protein-coding genes in Coleoptera.
The dawn of human matrilineal diversity.
Correlation between Genetic and Geographic Structure in Europe
Genetic diversity in the Iberian Peninsula determined from mitochondrial sequence analysis
The timing of divergence of populations within Iberia points to a shared ancestry of all populations in the Upper Palaeolithic, and lineage diversity comparisons with European and North African populations shows the Iberian Peninsula to be more similar to other European populations, although a small number of Iberians lineages can be traced to North Africa.
Admixture, migrations, and dispersals in Central Asia: evidence from maternal DNA lineages
The present results suggest that the mtDNA found out of Africa might be the result of a maturation phase, presumably in the Middle East or eastern Africa, that led to haplogroups M and N, and subsequently expanded into Eurasia, yielding a geographically structured group of external branches of these two haplog groups in western and eastern Eurasia.