A Tale of Aborigines, Conquerors and Slaves: Alu Insertion Polymorphisms and the Peopling of Canary Islands

  title={A Tale of Aborigines, Conquerors and Slaves: Alu Insertion Polymorphisms and the Peopling of Canary Islands},
  author={N. Maca-Meyer and J. Villar and L. P{\'e}rez-M{\'e}ndez and A. Cabrera De Le{\'o}n and C. Flores},
  journal={Annals of Human Genetics},
  • N. Maca-Meyer, J. Villar, +2 authors C. Flores
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annals of Human Genetics
  • Classical, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and Y chromosome markers have been used to examine the genetic admixture in present day inhabitants of the Canary Islands. In this study, we report the analysis of ten autosomal Alu insertion polymorphisms in 364 samples from the seven main islands of the Archipelago, and their comparison to continental samples. The detection of population‐specific alleles from the Iberian Peninsula and Northwest Africa, as well as their affinities on the basis of genetic… CONTINUE READING
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