North African Berber and Arab Influences in the Western Mediterranean Revealed by Y-Chromosome DNA Haplotypes

  title={North African Berber and Arab Influences in the Western Mediterranean Revealed by Y-Chromosome DNA Haplotypes},
  author={N. G{\'e}rard and S. Berriche and A. Aouizerate and F. Di{\'e}terlen and G. Lucotte},
  booktitle={Human biology},
  • N. Gérard, S. Berriche, +2 authors G. Lucotte
  • Published in Human biology 2006
  • Medicine, Biology
  • ABSTRACT We have analyzed Y-chromosome diversity in the western Mediterranean area, examining p49a,f TaqI haplotype V and subhaplotypes Vb (Berber) and Va (Arab). A total of 2,196 unrelated DNA samples, belonging to 22 populations from North Africa and the southern Mediterranean coast of occidental Europe, have been typed. Subhaplotype Vb, predominant in a Berber population of Morocco (63.5%), was also found at high frequencies in southern Portugal (35.9%) and Andalusia (25.4%). The Arab sub… CONTINUE READING
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