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Late Danubian mitochondrial genomes shed light into the Neolithisation of Central Europe in the 5th millennium BC

Here we address this issue by presenting 5 complete mitochondrial genomes of various late Danubian individuals from modern-day Poland and combining it with available published data. Our data show that Late Danubian cultures are maternally closely related to Funnel Beaker groups instead of culturally similar LBK.

2017-04-19T22:30:19+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

A study of the Bodrogköz population in north-eastern Hungary by Y chromosomal haplotypes and haplogroups

We have determined the distribution of Y chromosomal haplotypes and haplogroups in population samples from one of the most important areas in north-eastern Hungary from many villages in the Bodrogköz.

2017-04-19T21:27:02+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

Forensic genetic analyses in isolated populations with examples of central European Valachs and Roma

In this review article we present several examples of how analyzing samples from isolated populations can bias the results of the forensic statistics and analyses. We select our examples from isolated populations from central and southeastern Europe, namely the Valachs and the European Roma.

2017-04-19T21:14:04+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

Paternity testing under the cloak of recreational genetics

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) internet companies are selling widely advertised and highly popular genetic ancestry tests to the broad public. These tests are often classified as falling within the scope of so-called ‘recreational genetics’, but...

2017-04-14T20:10:14+00:00 April 14th, 2017|

Ancestry dynamics in a South American population: The impact of gene flow and preferential mating

In a population from Antioquia, Colombia with an estimated 79% European autosomal ancestry and an estimated 69% European X-chromosome ancestry, about 15% male gene flow from Europe or about 20% mating or reproductive advantage of Europeans over Amerindians...

2017-04-13T12:01:46+00:00 April 13th, 2017|

Ancient mitochondrial DNA and ancestry of Paquimé inhabitants, Casas Grandes (A.D. 1200–1450)

These preliminary results provide evidence in support of other bioarchaeological studies, which have shown close biological affinities between Paquimé and Mimbres, a Puebloan culture, in the Southwestern US.

2017-04-13T07:43:29+00:00 April 13th, 2017|

Phylogeography of Y-chromosome haplogroup O3a2b2-N6 reveals patrilineal traces of Austronesian populations on the eastern coastal regions of Asia

We propose- that the O3a2b2a2b-B451 lineage represents a genetic connection between ancestors of Austronesian populations and ancient populations in North China, where foxtail millet was domesticated about 11,000 years ago.

2017-04-11T19:51:10+00:00 April 11th, 2017|

Additional analysis of mtDNA from the Tommy and Mine Canyon sites

Ancient mitochondrial DNA analysis of samples from the Chaco outlier Tommy and Mine Canyon sites (dating to PII and PIII, respectively, and located near Farmington, New Mexico) originally revealed distinctly different haplogroup frequency distributions from one another. An additional twelve samples were added..

2017-04-09T10:05:05+00:00 April 9th, 2017|