Middle eastern genetic legacy in the paternal and maternal gene pools of Chuetas

  title={Middle eastern genetic legacy in the paternal and maternal gene pools of Chuetas},
  author={J. F. Ferragut and Cori Ramon and Jos{\'e} A Castro and Ant{\'o}nio Amorim and Lu{\'i}s Alvarez and Ant{\`o}nia Picornell},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
Chuetas are a group of descendants of Majorcan Crypto-Jews (Balearic Islands, Spain) who were socially stigmatized and segregated by their Majorcan neighbours until recently; generating a community that, although after the seventeenth century no longer contained Judaic religious elements, maintained strong group cohesion, Jewishness consciousness, and endogamy. Collective memory fixed 15 surnames as a most important defining element of Chueta families. Previous studies demonstrated Chuetas were… 
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