Genetic differentiation between upland and lowland populations shapes the Y-chromosomal landscape of West Asia

@article{Balanovsky2017GeneticDB,
  title={Genetic differentiation between upland and lowland populations shapes the Y-chromosomal landscape of West Asia},
  author={Oleg P. Balanovsky and Marina Chukhryaeva and Valery V. Zaporozhchenko and Vadim Urasin and Maxat K. Zhabagin and Anahit Hovhannisyan and Anastasiya T. Agdzhoyan and Kh. D. Dibirova and Marina Kuznetsova and Sergey M. Koshel and E. A. Pocheshkhova and Irina E. Alborova and Roza A. Skhalyakho and O. M. Utevska and Kharis Kh. Mustafin and Levon Yepiskoposyan and Chris Tyler-Smith and Elena V. Balanovska},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  year={2017},
  volume={136},
  pages={437-450}
}
Y-chromosomal variation in West Asian populations has so far been studied in less detail than in the neighboring Europe. [] Key Method Here, we analyzed 598 Y-chromosomes from two West Asian subregions—Transcaucasia and the Armenian plateau—using 40 Y-SNPs and 17 Y-STRs and combined them with previously published data from the region. The West Asian populations fell into two clusters: upland populations from the Anatolian, Armenian and Iranian plateaus, and lowland populations from the Levant, Mesopotamia…

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