Iran: Tricontinental Nexus for Y-Chromosome Driven Migration

  title={Iran: Tricontinental Nexus for Y-Chromosome Driven Migration},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Regueiro and Alicia M Cadenas and Tenzin Gayden and Peter A. Underhill and Rene J Herrera},
  journal={Human Heredity},
  pages={132 - 143}
Due to its pivotal geographic position, present day Iran likely served as a gateway of reciprocal human movements. However, the extent to which the deserts within the Iranian plateau and the mountain ranges surrounding Persia inhibited gene flow via this corridor remains uncertain. In order to assess the magnitude of this region’s role as a nexus for Africa, Asia and Europe in human migrations, high-resolution Y-chromosome analyses were performed on 150 Iranian males. Haplogroup data were… 

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