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The human Y chromosome: an evolutionary marker comes of age
The availability of the near-complete chromosome sequence, plus many new polymorphisms, a highly resolved phylogeny and insights into its mutation processes, now provide new avenues for investigating human evolution.
Human Evolutionary Genetics
This book discusses how to study Genome Diversity, the structure, function and Inheritance of the Human Genome, and the past and future of Phenotypic Variation.
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.
Encoded evidence: DNA in forensic analysis
Forensic DNA analysis is key to the conviction or exoneration of suspects and the identification of victims of crimes, accidents and disasters, driving the development of innovative methods in molecular genetics, statistics and the use of massive intelligence databases.
A Predominantly Neolithic Origin for European Paternal Lineages
Most present-day European men inherited their Y chromosomes from the farmers who spread from the Near East 10,000 years ago, rather than from the hunter-gatherers of the Paleolithic.
The dual origin of the Malagasy in Island Southeast Asia and East Africa: evidence from maternal and paternal lineages.
The most likely origin of the Asia-derived paternal lineages found in the Malagasy is Borneo, which agrees strikingly with the linguistic evidence that the languages spoken around the Barito River in southern Bornea are the closest extant relatives of MalagASY languages.
Signature of recent historical events in the European Y-chromosomal STR haplotype distribution
It is concluded that Y-STRs may be capable of resolving male genealogies to an unparalleled degree and could therefore provide a useful means to study local population structure and recent demographic history.