Signature of recent historical events in the European Y-chromosomal STR haplotype distribution

  title={Signature of recent historical events in the European Y-chromosomal STR haplotype distribution},
  author={Lutz Roewer and Peter J. P. Croucher and Sascha Willuweit and Tim T. Lu and Manfred Kayser and Ruediger Lessig and Peter de Knijff and Mark A Jobling and Chris Tyler-Smith and Michael Krawczak},
  journal={Human Genetics},
Previous studies of human Y-chromosomal single-nucleotide polymorphisms (Y-SNPs) established a link between the extant Y-SNP haplogroup distribution and the prehistoric demography of Europe. By contrast, our analysis of seven rapidly evolving Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat loci (Y-STRs) in over 12,700 samples from 91 different locations in Europe reveals a signature of more recent historic events, not previously detected by other genetic markers. Cluster analysis based upon molecular… CONTINUE READING


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 84 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 43 references

Estimating Scandinavian and Gaelic ancestry in the male settlers of Iceland.

American journal of human genetics • 2000
View 8 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The making of Europe: conquest, colonization, and cultural change, 950-1350

R Bartlett
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The slavs

M Gimbutas
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Molecular Evolutionary Genetics

View 2 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Human Gene Mutations

Human Genetics • 2004
View 1 Excerpt

SNP-genotyping on human Y-chromosome for forensic purposes—comparison of two different methods

R Lessig, J Edelmann, +3 authors M Kostrzewa
Progress in forensic genetics, • 2004
View 1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…