Reconstruction of patrilineages and matrilineages of Samaritans and other Israeli populations from Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA sequence variation.

@article{Shen2004ReconstructionOP,
  title={Reconstruction of patrilineages and matrilineages of Samaritans and other Israeli populations from Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA sequence variation.},
  author={Peidong Shen and Tal Lavi and Toomas Kivisild and Vivian T. Chou and Deniz Sengun and Dov Gefel and Issac Shpirer and Eilon Woolf and J Chiel Hillel and Marcus W. Feldman and Peter J. Oefner},
  journal={Human mutation},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          248-60
        }
}
The Samaritan community, which numbered more than a million in late Roman times and only 146 in 1917, numbers today about 640 people representing four large families. They are culturally different from both Jewish and non-Jewish populations in the Middle East and their origin remains a question of great interest. Genetic differences between the Samaritans and neighboring Jewish and non-Jewish populations are corroborated in the present study of 7,280 bp of nonrecombining Y-chromosome and 5,622… CONTINUE READING
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