Y-Chromosome Analysis in Egypt Suggests a Genetic Regional Continuity in Northeastern Africa

  title={Y-Chromosome Analysis in Egypt Suggests a Genetic Regional Continuity in Northeastern Africa},
  author={Franz Manni and Pascal Leonardi and Abdelhamid Barakat and Hassan Rouba and Evelyne Heyer and Michael Klintschar and Ken McElreavey and Llu{\'i}s Quintana-Murci},
  journal={Human Biology},
  pages={645 - 658}
AbstractThe geographic location of Egypt, at the interface between North Africa, the Middle East, and southern Europe, prompted us to investigate the genetic diversity of this population and its relationship with neighboring populations. To assess the extent to which the modern Egyptian population reflects this intermediate geographic position, ten Unique Event Polymorphisms (UEPs), mapping to the nonrecombining portion of the Y chromosome, have been typed in 164 Y chromosomes from three North… 

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