//Genetic Structure of the Armenian Population

Genetic Structure of the Armenian Population

Genetic Structure of the Armenian Population

Author(s): Yepiskoposyan, L., Hovhannisyan, A. & Khachatryan, Z.
Journal: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
Issue/Volume: -
Page(s): -
Year: 2017

Abstract:

Located at the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East, the Armenian Highland served as a transition corridor for major waves of prehistoric and historic migrations. The genetic history of Armenians as an indigenous population of the region attracts keen scientific interest to resolve the puzzle of ancient Middle Eastern populations’ expansion and the spread of Indo-European languages. Here, we review the current state of studies on the genetic structure of both modern and ancient inhabitants of the Armenian Highland and outline further steps to be fulfilled in this regard.


Source Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00005-016-0431-9

Keywords

Peoples: Armenians | Places: Armenian Highland | Topics: Indo-European languages | DNA Type: Autosomal DNA, mtDNA, and Y-DNA

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