Patterns of inter- and intra-group genetic diversity in the Vlax Roma as revealed by Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA lineages

  title={Patterns of inter- and intra-group genetic diversity in the Vlax Roma as revealed by Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA lineages},
  author={Luba V Kalaydjieva and Francesc Calafell and Mark A. Jobling and Dora Angelicheva and Peter de Knijff and Zo{\"e} H. Rosser and Matthew E. Hurles and Peter A. Underhill and Ivailo Tournev and Elena Marushiakova and Vesselin Popov},
  journal={European Journal of Human Genetics},
Previous genetic studies, supported by linguistic and historical data, suggest that the European Roma, comprising a large number of socially divergent endogamous groups, may be a complex conglomerate of founder populations. The boundaries and characteristics of such founder populations and their relationship to the currently existing social stratification of the Roma have not been investigated. This study is an attempt to address the issues of common vs independent origins and the history of… 

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