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Y-chromosomal diversity in Europe is clinal and influenced primarily by geography, rather than by language.
Clinal patterns of autosomal genetic diversity within Europe have been interpreted in previous studies in terms of a Neolithic demic diffusion model for the spread of agriculture; in contrast,Expand
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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.
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A comprehensive survey of human Y-chromosomal microsatellites.
We have screened the nearly complete DNA sequence of the human Y chromosome for microsatellites (short tandem repeats) that meet the criteria of having a repeat-unit size of > or = 3 and a repeatExpand
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Gene conversion between the X chromosome and the male-specific region of the Y chromosome at a translocation hotspot.
Outside the pseudoautosomal regions, the mammalian sex chromosomes are thought to have been genetically isolated for up to 350 million years. However, in humans pathogenic XY translocations occur inExpand
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High level of male-biased Scandinavian admixture in Greenlandic Inuit shown by Y-chromosomal analysis
We have used binary markers and microsatellites on the Y chromosome to analyse diversity in a sample of Greenlandic Inuit males. This sample contains Y chromosomes typical of those found in EuropeanExpand
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High levels of sequence polymorphism and linkage disequilibrium at the telomere of 12q: implications for telomere biology and human evolution.
The human Xp/Yp telomere-junction region exhibits high levels of sequence polymorphism and linkage disequilibrium. To determine whether this is a general feature of human telomeres, we haveExpand
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Inadvertent diagnosis of male infertility through genealogical DNA testing
2 many companies also offer to deduce ''ancestry''. As the number of markers used in these tests increases, so does the probability of inadvertently diagnosing male infertility through the detec-Expand
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Y-chromosome mismatch distributions in Europe.
Ancient demographic events can be inferred from the distribution of pairwise sequence differences (or mismatches) among individuals. We analyzed a database of 3,677 Y chromosomes typed for 11Expand
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The Use of Y-Chromosomal DNA Variation to Investigate Population History
Y-chromosomal DNA lineages can be used to trace the origins of males in modern populations. A combination of biallelic markers has been used to identify “haplogroup 3” Y chromosomes, which areExpand
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