Mitochondrial DNA and Y‐Chromosome Variation in the Caucasus

@article{Nasidze2004MitochondrialDA,
  title={Mitochondrial DNA and Y‐Chromosome Variation in the Caucasus},
  author={Ivan Nasidze and Edmund Yew Siang Ling and Dominique Quinque and Isabelle Dupanloup and Richard Cordaux and S Rychkov and Oksana Yu Naumova and Olga Valerevna Zhukova and Nizal Sarraf-zadegan and Gholam Ali Naderi and Seddigheh Asgary and Şemra Şardaş and Dd. Farhud and Tamara Sarkisian and Ch. Asadov and A. N. Kerimov and Mark Stoneking},
  journal={Annals of Human Genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={68}
}
Key MethodWe have analyzed mtDNA HVI sequences and Y chromosome haplogroups based on 11 binary markers in 371 individuals, from 11 populations in the Caucasus and the neighbouring countries of Turkey and Iran. Y chromosome haplogroup diversity in the Caucasus was almost as high as in Central Asia and the Near East, and significantly higher than in Europe. More than 27% of the variance in Y-haplogroups can be attributed to differences between populations, whereas mtDNA showed much lower heterogeneity…Expand
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