Y-chromosome variation in Tajiks and Iranians

  title={Y-chromosome variation in Tajiks and Iranians},
  author={B. Malyarchuk and M. Derenko and M. Woźniak and T. Grzybowski},
  journal={Annals of Human Biology},
  pages={48 - 54}
Aim: The purpose of this study was to characterize Y-chromosome diversity in Tajiks from Tajikistan and in Persians and Kurds from Iran. Method: Y-chromosome haplotypes were identified in 40 Tajiks, 77 Persians and 25 Kurds, using 12 short tandem repeats (STR) and 18 binary markers. Results: High genetic diversity was observed in the populations studied. Six of 12 haplogroups were common in Persians, Kurds and Tajiks, but only three haplogroups (G-M201, J-12f2 and L-M20) were the most frequent… Expand
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