MtDNA and Y-chromosome variation in Kurdish groups.

@article{Nasidze2005MtDNAAY,
  title={MtDNA and Y-chromosome variation in Kurdish groups.},
  author={Ivan Nasidze and Dominique Quinque and Murat Ozturk and Nina Bendukidze and M. Stoneking},
  journal={Annals of human genetics},
  year={2005},
  volume={69 Pt 4},
  pages={
          401-12
        }
}
In order to investigate the origins and relationships of Kurdish-speaking groups, mtDNA HV1 sequences, eleven Y chromosome bi-allelic markers, and 9 Y-STR loci were analyzed among three Kurdish groups: Zazaki and Kurmanji speakers from Turkey, and Kurmanji speakers from Georgia. When compared with published data from other Kurdish groups and from European, Caucasian, and West and Central Asian groups, Kurdish groups are most similar genetically to other West Asian groups, and most distant from… CONTINUE READING
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