Armenian Y chromosome haplotypes reveal strong regional structure within a single ethno-national group

@article{Weale2001ArmenianYC,
  title={Armenian Y chromosome haplotypes reveal strong regional structure within a single ethno-national group},
  author={Michael E. Weale and Levon Yepiskoposyan and Rolf F. Jager and Nelli Hovhannisyan and Armine Khudoyan and Oliver Burbage-Hall and Neil N Bradman and Mark G. Thomas},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  year={2001},
  volume={109},
  pages={659-674}
}
Armenia has been little-studied genetically, even though it is situated in an important area with respect to theories of ancient Middle Eastern population expansion and the spread of Indo-European languages. We screened 734 Armenian males for 11 biallelic and 6 microsatellite Y chromosome markers, segregated them according to paternal grandparental region of birth within or close to Armenia, and compared them with data from other population samples. We found significant regional stratification… CONTINUE READING