Genetic heritage of Croatians in the Southeastern European gene pool—Y chromosome analysis of the Croatian continental and Island population

  title={Genetic heritage of Croatians in the Southeastern European gene pool—Y chromosome analysis of the Croatian continental and Island population},
  author={Jelena {\vS}arac and Tena {\vS}ari{\'c} and Dubravka Hava{\vs} Augu{\vs}tin and Natalija Novokmet and Nenad Vekari{\'c} and Mate Musta{\'c} and Blaženka Grahovac and Miljenko Kapovi{\'c} and Branimir Nevajda and Anton Glasnovi{\'c} and Sa{\vs}a Missoni and Siiri Rootsi and Pavao Rudan},
  journal={American Journal of Human Biology},
The research objective of this study is to enlarge and deepen the Y chromosome research on the Croatian population and enable additional insights into the population diversity and historic events that shaped the current genetic landscape of Croatia and Southeastern Europe (SEE). 
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