Y-chromosomal evidence for a strong reduction in male population size of Yakuts

  title={Y-chromosomal evidence for a strong reduction in male population size of Yakuts},
  author={Brigitte Pakendorf and Bharti Morar and Larissa A. Tarskaia and Manfred Kayser and Himla Soodyall and Alexander Rodewald and Mark Stoneking},
  journal={Human Genetics},
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