A perspective on the history of the Iberian gypsies provided by phylogeographic analysis of Y-chromosome lineages.

@article{Gusmo2008APO,
  title={A perspective on the history of the Iberian gypsies provided by phylogeographic analysis of Y-chromosome lineages.},
  author={Alfredo Gusm{\~a}o and Leonor Gusm{\~a}o and Veronica Gomes and C{\'i}ntia Fontes Alves and Francesc Calafell and Ant{\'o}nio Amorim and Maria Jo{\~a}o Prata},
  journal={Annals of human genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 Pt 2},
  pages={215-27}
}
The European Gypsies, commonly referred to as Roma, are represented by a vast number of groups spread across many countries. Although sharing a common origin, the Gypsy groups are highly heterogeneous as a consequence of genetic drift and different levels of admixture with surrounding populations. With this study we aimed at contributing to the knowledge of the Roma history by studying 17 Y-STR and 34 Y-SNP loci in a sample of 126 Portuguese Gypsies. Distinct genetic hallmarks of their past and… CONTINUE READING

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