Alu insertion polymorphisms in the Balkans and the origins of the Aromuns

@article{Comas2004AluIP,
  title={Alu insertion polymorphisms in the Balkans and the origins of the Aromuns},
  author={David Comas and H. Schmid and Simone Braeuer and Christine Flaiz and Anna Busquets and Francesc Calafell and Jaume Bertranpetit and H G Scheil and Wolfgang Huckenbeck and Ljudmila Efremovska and Horst Dieter Schmidt},
  journal={Annals of Human Genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={68}
}
We have analysed 11 human‐specific Alu insertion polymorphisms in the Balkans to elucidate the origins of the Aromuns, a linguistic isolate inhabiting scattered areas in the Balkan Peninsula. Four Aromun samples (two from the Republic of Macedonia, one from Albania, and one from Romania) and five neighbouring populations (Macedonians, Albanians, Romanians, Greeks, and Turks) were analysed by means of genetic distances, principal components and analyses of the molecular variance (AMOVA). Three… 
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