Molecular dissection of the Y chromosome haplogroup E‐M78 (E3b1a): a posteriori evaluation of a microsatellite‐network‐based approach through six new biallelic markers

  title={Molecular dissection of the Y chromosome haplogroup E‐M78 (E3b1a): a posteriori evaluation of a microsatellite‐network‐based approach through six new biallelic markers},
  author={Fulvio Cruciani and Roberta La Fratta and Antonio Torroni and Peter A. Underhill and Rosaria Scozzari},
  journal={Human Mutation},
The human Y chromosome haplogroup E‐M78 (E3b1a) occurs commonly and is distributed in northern and eastern Africa, western Asia, and all of Europe. Previously, only two rarely observed internal biallelic markers (UEPs) were known within the E‐M78 clade. Here we report the identification of six novel UEPs that significantly refine the phylogeny of this haplogroup. Then, we evaluate the correspondence between the newly defined sub‐haplogroups and the E‐M78 haplotype clusters previously identified… 

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