Genetic characterization of uniparental lineages in populations from Southwest Iberia with past malaria endemicity

  title={Genetic characterization of uniparental lineages in populations from Southwest Iberia with past malaria endemicity},
  author={Vania Pereira and Ver{\'o}nica Gomes and Ant{\'o}nio Amorim and Leonor Gusm{\~a}o and Maria Jo{\~a}o Prata},
  journal={American Journal of Human Biology},
Malaria endemicity in Southwest Iberia afforded conditions for an increase of sickle cell disease (SCD), which in the region follows a clinal pattern toward the south, where foci of high prevalence were found. SCD distribution is associated with specific geographical areas, and therefore, its introduction into Iberia may be related to the migration of different populations. We have analyzed the variation of uniparental markers in Portuguese populations with high frequency of SCD—Coruche, Pias… Expand
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