Y‐chromosome Lineages from Portugal, Madeira and Açores Record Elements of Sephardim and Berber Ancestry

  title={Y‐chromosome Lineages from Portugal, Madeira and Açores Record Elements of Sephardim and Berber Ancestry},
  author={R. Gonçalves and Ana Freitas and Marta Branco and A. Rosa and A. Fernandes and L. Zhivotovsky and P. Underhill and T. Kivisild and A. Brehm},
  journal={Annals of Human Genetics},
  • R. Gonçalves, Ana Freitas, +6 authors A. Brehm
  • Published 2005
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Annals of Human Genetics
  • A total of 553 Y‐chromosomes were analyzed from mainland Portugal and the North Atlantic Archipelagos of Açores and Madeira, in order to characterize the genetic composition of their male gene pool. A large majority (78–83% of each population) of the male lineages could be classified as belonging to three basic Y chromosomal haplogroups, R1b, J, and E3b. While R1b, accounting for more than half of the lineages in any of the Portuguese sub‐populations, is a characteristic marker of many… CONTINUE READING
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