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Y-Chromosomal Diversity in Lebanon Is Structured by Recent Historical Events

Y-Chromosomal Diversity in Lebanon Is Structured by Recent Historical Events

Lebanon is an eastern Mediterranean country inhabited by approximately four million people with a wide variety of ethnicities and religions, including Muslim, Christian, and Druze. In the present study, 926 Lebanese men were typed with Y-chromosomal SNP and STR markers, and unusually, male genetic variation within Lebanon was found to ... Read More
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Y-chromosomal DNA analyzed for four prehistoric cemeteries from Cis-Baikal, Siberia

Results have been obtained from 16 males from the EN cemeteries Lokomotiv and Shamanka II representing haplogroups K, R1a1 and C3, and 20 males from the LN-EBA Ust'-Ida and Kurma XI cemeteries representing haplogroups Q, K and unidentified SNP (L914) ... Read More
Y-Chromosomal DNA Variation in Pakistan

Y-Chromosomal DNA Variation in Pakistan

Eighteen binary polymorphisms and 16 multiallelic, short-tandem-repeat (STR) loci from the nonrecombining portion of the human Y chromosome were typed in 718 male subjects belonging to 12 ethnic groups of Pakistan. These identified 11 stable haplogroups and 503 combination binary marker/STR haplotypes. Haplogroup frequencies were generally similar to those in ... Read More
Y-Chromosomal Evidence for a Founder Effect in Mby'a-Guaran'i Amerindians from Northeast Argentina

Y-Chromosomal Evidence for a Founder Effect in Mby’a-Guaran’i Amerindians from Northeast Argentina

To assess the paternal history of the Mbyá-Guaraní Amerindians of northeast Argentina, we examined the genetic variation in seven Y-chromosome loci: the binary marker M3 at locus DYS199, and six short tandem repeats (DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, and DYS393). The most striking finding is the high frequency among the ... Read More
Y-chromosomal evidence for a limited Greek contribution to the Pathan population of Pakistan

Y-chromosomal evidence for a limited Greek contribution to the Pathan population of Pakistan

Three Pakistani populations residing in northern Pakistan, the Burusho, Kalash and Pathan claim descent from Greek soldiers associated with Alexander’s invasion of southwest Asia. Earlier studies have excluded a substantial Greek genetic input into these populations, but left open the question of a smaller contribution. We have now typed 90 ... Read More
Y-chromosomal evidence of the cultural diffusion of agriculture in southeast Europe

Y-chromosomal evidence of the cultural diffusion of agriculture in southeast Europe

The debate concerning the mechanisms underlying the prehistoric spread of farming to Southeast Europe is framed around the opposing roles of population movement and cultural diffusion. To investigate the possible involvement of local people during the transition of agriculture in the Balkans, we analysed patterns of Y-chromosome diversity in 1206 ... Read More
Y-chromosomal insights into the genetic impact of the caste system in India

Y-chromosomal insights into the genetic impact of the caste system in India

The caste system has persisted in Indian Hindu society for around 3,500 years. Like the Y chromosome, caste is defined at birth, and males cannot change their caste. In order to investigate the genetic consequences of this system, we have analysed male-lineage variation in a sample of 227 Indian men ... Read More
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Y-Chromosomal sequences of diverse Indian populations and the ancestry of the Andamanese

We present 42 new Y-chromosomal sequences from diverse Indian tribal and non-tribal populations, including the Jarawa and Onge from the Andaman Islands, which are analysed within a calibrated Y-chromosomal phylogeny incorporating South Asian (in total 305 individuals) and worldwide (in total 1286 individuals) data from the 1000 Genomes Project ... Read More
Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat haplotypes in southern Croatian male population defined by 17 loci

Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat haplotypes in southern Croatian male population defined by 17 loci

AIM: To define the Y-chromosome genetic structure in a sample of men from southern Croatia. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 166 unrelated healthy men from southern Croatia at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Biochemical Laboratory of University Hospital Split between 2004 and 2007. Genomic DNA was extracted using ... Read More
Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in a Northeast Italian population sample using 17plex loci PCR assay

Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in a Northeast Italian population sample using 17plex loci PCR assay

One hundred fifty-five unrelated, autochthonous healthy males from Northeast Italy were typed for the 17 Y-chromosome short tandem repeat (STR) (Y-STR) loci DYS456, DYS389I, DYS390, DYS389II, DYS458, DYS19, DYS385, DYS393, DYS391, DYS439, DYS635, DYS392, Y GATA H4, DYS437, DYS438, DYS448 using the AmpFLSTR Yfiler polymerase chain reaction amplification kit. A ... Read More