Mixed origin of the current Tunisian population from the analysis of Alu and Alu/STR compound systems

@article{Moncer2010MixedOO,
  title={Mixed origin of the current Tunisian population from the analysis of Alu and Alu/STR compound systems},
  author={Wifak El Moncer and Esther Esteban and Raoudha Bahri and Magdalena Gay{\`a}-Vidal and Robert Carreras-Torres and Georgios Athanasiadis and Pedro Moral and Hassen Chaabani},
  journal={Journal of Human Genetics},
  year={2010},
  volume={55},
  pages={827-833}
}
During successive historical periods, Tunisia has been a crossroads of multiple civilizations and their corresponding key population movements. The aim of this study was to provide genetic information relating to the mixed origin of the Tunisian population, and to analyze its genetic relationship with other North African and Mediterranean populations. A set of 16 Alu and 3 Alu/STR compound systems has been analyzed in 268 autochthonous Tunisians from the north-center and the south of the… CONTINUE READING