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={D. Comas and H. Schmid and S. Braeuer and C. Flaiz and A. Busquets and F. Calafell and J. Bertranpetit and H.-G. Scheil and W. Huckenbeck and L. Efremovska and H. Schmidt},
  journal={Annals of Human Genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={68}
}
  • D. Comas, H. Schmid, +8 authors H. Schmidt
  • Published 2004
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Annals of Human Genetics
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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