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

@article{Roewer2004SignatureOR,
  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},
  year={2004},
  volume={116},
  pages={279-291}
}
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

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