The origins of the Irish travellers and the genetic structure of Ireland.

  title={The origins of the Irish travellers and the genetic structure of Ireland.},
  author={K. North and L. J. Martin and M. Crawford},
  journal={Annals of human biology},
  volume={27 5},
  • K. North, L. J. Martin, M. Crawford
  • Published 2000
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Annals of human biology
  • Ireland's unique and well-documented history provides insight into the formation and origins of population subdivisions. Of particular interest, is the controversial ethnogenesis of an itinerant population of Ireland: the Travellers. The objectives of this study were: (1) to determine the genetic affinity of the Travellers to the general Irish population based on gene frequency data, subdivided by county, and (2) to explore the relationship between subpopulations of Ireland, given its turbulent… CONTINUE READING
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