Y-chromosome and mtDNA polymorphisms in Iraq, a crossroad of the early human dispersal and of post-Neolithic migrations.

@article{AlZahery2003YchromosomeAM,
  title={Y-chromosome and mtDNA polymorphisms in Iraq, a crossroad of the early human dispersal and of post-Neolithic migrations.},
  author={Nadia Al-Zahery and Ornella Semino and Giorgia Benuzzi and Chiara Magri and Giuseppe Passarino and Antonio Torroni and A. Silvana Santachiara‐Benerecetti},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={
          458-72
        }
}
Analyses of mtDNA and Y-chromosome variation were performed in a sample of Iraqis, a scarcely investigated population of the "Fertile Crescent." A total of 216 mtDNAs were screened for the diagnostic RFLP markers of the main Eurasian and African haplogroups. A subset of these samples, whose HVS-I sequences were previously obtained, was also examined by high-resolution restriction analysis. The Y-chromosome variation was investigated in 139 subjects by using 17 biallelic markers and the 49a,f… Expand
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