Reduced genetic structure of the Iberian peninsula revealed by Y-chromosome analysis: implications for population demography

  title={Reduced genetic structure of the Iberian peninsula revealed by Y-chromosome analysis: implications for population demography},
  author={C. Flores and N. Maca-Meyer and A. Gonz{\'a}lez and P. Oefner and P. Shen and J. A. Perez and A. Rojas and J. M. Larruga and P. Underhill},
  journal={European Journal of Human Genetics},
  • C. Flores, N. Maca-Meyer, +6 authors P. Underhill
  • Published 2004
  • Geography, Medicine
  • European Journal of Human Genetics
  • Europe has been influenced by both intra- and intercontinental migrations. Since the Iberian peninsula was a refuge during the Last Glacial Maximum, demographic factors associated with contraction, isolation, subsequent expansion and gene flow episodes have contributed complexity to its population history. In this work, we analysed 26 Y-chromosome biallelic markers in 568 chromosomes from 11 different Iberian population groups and compared them to published data on the Basques and Catalans to… CONTINUE READING
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