Tracing European founder lineages in the Near Eastern mtDNA pool.

  title={Tracing European founder lineages in the Near Eastern mtDNA pool.},
  author={M. Richards and V. Macaulay and E. Hickey and E. Vega and B. Sykes and V. Guida and C. Rengo and D. Sellitto and F. Cruciani and T. Kivisild and R. Villems and M. Thomas and S. Rychkov and O. Rychkov and Y. Rychkov and M. G{\"o}lge and D. Dimitrov and E. Hill and D. Bradley and Vittorio Romano and F. Cal{\`i} and G. Vona and A. Demaine and S. Papiha and C. Triantaphyllidis and G. Stefanescu and J. Hatina and M. Belledi and A. Di Rienzo and A. Novelletto and A. Oppenheim and S. N{\o}rby and N. Al-Zaheri and S. Santachiara-Benerecetti and R. Scozari and A. Torroni and H. Bandelt},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  volume={67 5},
  • M. Richards, V. Macaulay, +34 authors H. Bandelt
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of human genetics
  • Founder analysis is a method for analysis of nonrecombining DNA sequence data, with the aim of identification and dating of migrations into new territory. The method picks out founder sequence types in potential source populations and dates lineage clusters deriving from them in the settlement zone of interest. Here, using mtDNA, we apply the approach to the colonization of Europe, to estimate the proportion of modern lineages whose ancestors arrived during each major phase of settlement. To… CONTINUE READING
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