Investigation of the Greek ancestry of populations from northern Pakistan

  title={Investigation of the Greek ancestry of populations from northern Pakistan},
  author={Atika Mansoor and Kehkashan Mazhar and Shagufta Khaliq and Abdul Hameed and Sadia Rehman and Saima Siddiqi and Myrto G Papaioannou and Luca L. Cavalli-Sforza and S. Qasim Mehdi and Qasim Ayub},
  journal={Human Genetics},
Three populations from northern Pakistan, the Burusho, Kalash, and Pathan, claim descent from soldiers left behind by Alexander the Great after his invasion of the Indo-Pak subcontinent. In order to investigate their genetic relationships, we analyzed nine Alu insertion polymorphisms and 113 autosomal microsatellites in the extant Pakistani and Greek populations. Principal component, phylogenetic, and structure analyses show that the Kalash are genetically distinct, and that the Burusho and… 

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