Clines of nuclear DNA markers suggest a largely neolithic ancestry of the European gene pool.

@article{Chikhi1998ClinesON,
  title={Clines of nuclear DNA markers suggest a largely neolithic ancestry of the European gene pool.},
  author={Loun{\`e}s Chikhi and Giovanni Destro-Bisol and Giorgio Bertorelle and Vincenzo Lorenzo Pascali and Guido Barbujani},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1998},
  volume={95 15},
  pages={
          9053-8
        }
}
Comparisons between archaeological findings and allele frequencies at protein loci suggest that most genes of current Europeans descend from populations that have been expanding in Europe in the last 10, 000 years, in the Neolithic period. Recent mitochondrial data have been interpreted as indicating a much older, Paleolithic ancestry. In a spatial autocorrelation study at seven hypervariable loci in Europe (four microsatellites, two larger, tandem-repeat loci, and a sequence polymorphism… CONTINUE READING

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