The Eurasian Heartland: A continental perspective on Y-chromosome diversity

  title={The Eurasian Heartland: A continental perspective on Y-chromosome diversity},
  author={R. Spencer Wells and Nadira Y. Yuldasheva and Ruslan Ruzibakiev and Peter A. Underhill and Irina Vladimirovna Evseeva and Jason Blue-Smith and Li Jin and Bing Su and Ramasamy Pitchappan and Sadagopal Shanmugalakshmi and Karuppiah Balakrishnan and Mark N Read and Nathaniel M. Pearson and Tatiana Zerjal and Matthew T. Webster and Irakli Zholoshvili and Elena Jamarjashvili and Spartak Gambarov and Behrouz Nikbin and Ashur Radzhabovich Dostiev and Ogonazar Aknazarov and Pierre A. Zalloua and Igor’ A. Tsoy and Mikhaĭl Kitaev and Mirsaid M. Mirrakhimov and Ashir Chariev and Walter F. Bodmer},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  pages={10244 - 10249}
  • R. Wells, N. Yuldasheva, W. Bodmer
  • Published 28 August 2001
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
The nonrecombining portion of the human Y chromosome has proven to be a valuable tool for the study of population history. The maintenance of extended haplotypes characteristic of particular geographic regions, despite extensive admixture, allows complex demographic events to be deconstructed. In this study we report the frequencies of 23 Y-chromosome biallelic polymorphism haplotypes in 1,935 men from 49 Eurasian populations, with a particular focus on Central Asia. These haplotypes reveal… 

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