DNA diversity and population admixture in Anatolia.

  title={DNA diversity and population admixture in Anatolia.},
  author={Giovanni Maria Di Benedetto and Ayse Erg{\"u}ven and Michele Stenico and Loredana Castr{\'i} and Giorgio Bertorelle and Inci Togan and Guido Barbujani},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={115 2},
The Turkic language was introduced in Anatolia at the start of this millennium, by nomadic Turkmen groups from Central Asia. Whether that cultural transition also had significant population-genetics consequences is not fully understood. Three nuclear microsatellite loci, the hypervariable region I of the mitochondrial genome, six microsatellite loci of the Y chromosome, and one Alu insertion (YAP) were amplified and typed in 118 individuals from four populations of Anatolia. For each locus, the… CONTINUE READING


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