Close Genetic Relationship Between Semitic‐speaking and Indo‐European‐speaking Groups in Iran

  title={Close Genetic Relationship Between Semitic‐speaking and Indo‐European‐speaking Groups in Iran},
  author={I. Nasidze and D. Quinque and M. Rahmani and S. A. Alemohamad and M. Stoneking},
  journal={Annals of Human Genetics},
  • I. Nasidze, D. Quinque, +2 authors M. Stoneking
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Annals of Human Genetics
  • As part of a continuing investigation of the extent to which the genetic and linguistic relationships of populations are correlated, we analyzed mtDNA HV1 sequences, eleven Y chromosome bi‐allelic markers, and 9 Y‐STR loci in two neighboring groups from the southwest of Iran who speak languages belonging to different families: Indo‐European‐speaking Bakhtiari, and Semitic‐speaking Arabs. Both mtDNA and the Y chromosome, showed a close relatedness of these groups with each other and with… CONTINUE READING

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