Demographic Histories, Isolation and Social Factors as Determinants of the Genetic Structure of Alpine Linguistic Groups

  title={Demographic Histories, Isolation and Social Factors as Determinants of the Genetic Structure of Alpine Linguistic Groups},
  author={Valentina Coia and Marco Capocasa and Paolo Anagnostou and Vincenzo L Pascali and Francesca Scarnicci and Ilaria Boschi and Cinzia Battaggia and Federica Crivellaro and Gianmarco Ferri and Milena Al{\`u} and Francesca Brisighelli and George B. J. Busby and Cristian Capelli and Frank Maixner and Giovanna Cipollini and Pier Paolo Viazzo and Albert R. Zink and Giovanni Destro Bisol},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Great European mountain ranges have acted as barriers to gene flow for resident populations since prehistory and have offered a place for the settlement of small, and sometimes culturally diverse, communities. Therefore, the human groups that have settled in these areas are worth exploring as an important potential source of diversity in the genetic structure of European populations. In this study, we present new high resolution data concerning Y chromosomal variation in three distinct Alpine… 

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