Y-chromosomal STR haplotype analysis reveals surname-associated strata in the East-German population

Abstract

In human populations, the correct historical interpretation of a genetic structure is often hampered by an almost inherent inability to differentiate between ancient and more recent influences upon extant gene pools. One method to trace recent population movements is the analysis of surnames, which, at least in Central Europe, can be thought of as traits… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.ejhg.5201572

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