Genetic Evidence Concerning the Origins of South and North Ossetians

  title={Genetic Evidence Concerning the Origins of South and North Ossetians},
  author={I. Nasidze and D. Quinque and I. Dupanloup and S. Rychkov and O. Naumova and O. Zhukova and M. Stoneking},
  journal={Annals of Human Genetics},
  • I. Nasidze, D. Quinque, +4 authors M. Stoneking
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annals of Human Genetics
  • Ossetians are a unique group in the Caucasus, in that they are the only ethnic group found on both the north and south slopes of the Caucasus, and moreover they speak an Indo‐European language in contrast to their Caucasian‐speaking neighbours. We analyzed mtDNA HV1 sequences, Y chromosome binary genetic markers, and Y chromosome short tandem repeat (Y‐STR) variability in three North Ossetian groups and compared these data to published data for two additional North Ossetian groups and for South… CONTINUE READING
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