Turkish Cypriot paternal lineages bear an autochthonous character and closest resemblance to those from neighbouring Near Eastern populations

  title={Turkish Cypriot paternal lineages bear an autochthonous character and closest resemblance to those from neighbouring Near Eastern populations},
  author={Cemal Gurkan and Huseyin Sevay and Damla Kanliada Demirdov and Sinem Hossoz and Deren Ceker and Kerem Teralı and Ayla Sevim Erol},
  journal={Annals of Human Biology},
  pages={164 - 174}
Abstract Background: Cyprus is an island in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea with a documented history of human settlements dating back over 10,000 years. Aim: To investigate the paternal lineages of a representative population from Cyprus in the context of the larger Near Eastern/Southeastern European genetic landscape. Subjects and methods: Three hundred and eighty samples from the second most populous ethnic group in Cyprus (Turkish Cypriots) were analysed at 17 Y-chromosomal short tandem… Expand

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