Traces of forgotten historical events in mountain communities in Central Italy: A genetic insight

  title={Traces of forgotten historical events in mountain communities in Central Italy: A genetic insight},
  author={Francesco Messina and Andrea Finocchio and Mario Federico Rolfo and Flavio De Angelis and Cesare Rapone and Martina Coletta and Cristina Mart{\'i}nez-Labarga and Gianfranco Biondi and Andrea Berti and Olga Rickards},
  journal={American Journal of Human Biology},
Analysis of human genetic variation in mountain communities can shed light on the peopling of mountainous regions, perhaps revealing whether the remote geographic location spared them from outside invasion and preserved their gene pool from admixture. In this study, we created a model to assess genetic traces of historical events by reconstructing the paternal and maternal genetic history of seven small mountain villages in inland valleys of Central Italy. 

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