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Y chromosome genetic variation in the Italian peninsula is clinal and supports an admixture model for the Mesolithic-Neolithic encounter.
The Italian peninsula, given its geographical location in the middle of the Mediterranean basin, was involved in the process of the peopling of Europe since the very beginning, with first settlementsExpand
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A global analysis of Y-chromosomal haplotype diversity for 23 STR loci
In a worldwide collaborative effort, 19,630 Y-chromosomes were sampled from 129 different populations in 51 countries. These chromosomes were typed for 23 short-tandem repeat (STR) loci (DYS19,Expand
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Toward Male Individualization with Rapidly Mutating Y-Chromosomal Short Tandem Repeats
Relevant for various areas of human genetics, Y‐chromosomal short tandem repeats (Y‐STRs) are commonly used for testing close paternal relationships among individuals and populations, and for maleExpand
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Polymorphisms of mtDNA control region in Tunisian and Moroccan populations: an enrichment of forensic mtDNA databases with Northern Africa data.
Current forensic mitochondrial (mt)DNA databases are limited in representative population data of African origin. We investigated HVS-I/HVS-II sequences of 120 Tunisian and Moroccan healthy maleExpand
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Moors and Saracens in Europe: estimating the medieval North African male legacy in southern Europe
To investigate the male genetic legacy of the Arab rule in southern Europe during medieval times, we focused on specific Northwest African haplogroups and identified evolutionary close STR-definedExpand
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Development of an Italian RM Y-STR haplotype database: Results of the 2013 GEFI collaborative exercise.
Recently introduced rapidly mutating Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat (RM Y-STR) loci, displaying a multiple-fold higher mutation rate relative to any other Y-STRs, including those conventionallyExpand
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Development of multiplex PCRs for evolutionary and forensic applications of 37 human Y chromosome SNPs.
This work describes an efficient and rapid test for typing 37 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the non-recombining region of Y chromosome (NRY) from a minimal amount of DNA using six PCRExpand
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Geographical and temporal distribution of SARS-CoV-2 clades in the WHO European Region, January to June 2020
We show the distribution of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) genetic clades over time and between countries and outline potential genomic surveillance objectives. WeExpand
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The Etruscan timeline: a recent Anatolian connection
The origin of the Etruscans (the present day Tuscany, Italy), one of the most enigmatic non-Indo-European civilizations, is under intense controversy. We found novel genetic evidences on theExpand
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MtDNA analysis for genetic identification of forensically important insects
Abstract Background and purpose Unequivocal identification of insect specimens is a crucial step in forensic entomology and could be difficult using only morphological features, especially forExpand
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