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History and geography of human Y-chromosome in Europe: a SNP perspective.

  title={History and geography of human Y-chromosome in Europe: a SNP perspective.},
  author={Paolo Francalacci and Daria Sanna},
  journal={Journal of anthropological sciences = Rivista di antropologia : JASS},
  • P. Francalacci, D. Sanna
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Journal of anthropological sciences = Rivista di antropologia : JASS
The genetic variation observed in the modern European populations can be used to reconstruct the history of the human peopling of the continent. In recent times, a great importance has been given to uniparental markers such as the Y-chromosome. This chromosome, which is passed from father to son, does not have a counterpart subject to recombination and the only possible source of variation is mutation. The nucleotide changes accumulate over time in the molecule, with no rearrangement among… 

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