Y chromosomal heritage of Croatian population and its island isolates

@article{Barc2003YCH,
  title={Y chromosomal heritage of Croatian population and its island isolates},
  author={Lovorka Bar{\'a}c and Marijana Peri{\vc}i{\'c} and Irena Martinovi{\'c} Klari{\'c} and Siiri Rootsi and Branka Jani{\'c}ijevi{\'c} and Toomas Kivisild and Jüri Parik and Igor Rudan and Richard Villems and Pavao Rudan},
  journal={European Journal of Human Genetics},
  year={2003},
  volume={11},
  pages={535-542}
}
Y chromosome variation in 457 Croatian samples was studied using 16 SNPs/indel and eight STR loci. High frequency of haplogroup I in Croatian populations and the phylogeographic pattern in its background STR diversity over Europe make Adriatic coast one likely source of the recolonization of Europe following the Last Glacial Maximum. The higher frequency of I in the southern island populations is contrasted with higher frequency of group R1a chromosomes in the northern island of Krk and in the… 

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