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Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in an Albanian population sample

Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in an Albanian population sample

Eight Y-chromosomal short tandem repeats (STRs), DYS19, DYS389-I, DYS389-II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393 and DYS385, were typed in a population sample ( n =101) of first-generation Albanian immigrants living in Italy ... Read More
Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in an Arab population from Somalia

Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in an Arab population from Somalia

We analyzed Y-chromosomal STRs in an Arabic population sample of 33 males from Somalia and found 29 different haplotypes. Most of these haplotypes were never observed in any population study so far ... Read More
Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in Berber and Arabic-speaking populations from Morocco

Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in Berber and Arabic-speaking populations from Morocco

Twelve Y-chromosomal short tandem repeats (STRs), DYS19, DYS385, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS388, DYS426 and DYS439 were typed in Berber-speaking ( n =49) and Arabic-speaking ( n =60) population samples from Morocco ... Read More
Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in three ethnic groups and one cosmopolitan population from Tunisia

Y-chromosomal STR haplotypes in three ethnic groups and one cosmopolitan population from Tunisia

The 11 Y-chromosomal short tandem repeats (STRs) included in the Promega Corporation PowerPlex ® Y System (DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS385, DYS437, DYS438 and DYS439) were typed in three ethnic groups ( ” Andalusians”, Berber and Arab) and one cosmopolitan population (Tunis) from Tunisia, summing up 247 ... Read More
Y-chromosomal STRs in two populations from Israel and the Palestinian Authority Area: Christian and Muslim Arabs

Y-chromosomal STRs in two populations from Israel and the Palestinian Authority Area: Christian and Muslim Arabs

We determined the allele frequencies for the 17 Y-chromosomal STR loci (DYS456, DYS389I, DYS390, DYS389II, DYS458, DYS19, DYS385a/b, DYS393, DYS391, DYS439, DYS635, DYS392, Y GATA H4, DYS437, DYS438 and DYS448), in a total of 163 individuals unrelated at the great-grandfather paternal level: 44 Christian Arabs (CA) from Israel and 119 ... Read More
sub-Saharan Africa - Congo

Y-chromosomal variation in sub-Saharan Africa: insights into the history of Niger-Congo groups

Technological and cultural innovations as well as climate changes are thought to have influenced the diffusion of major language phyla in sub-Saharan Africa. The most widespread and the richest in diversity is the Niger-Congo phylum, thought to have originated in West Africa ?10,000 years ago (ya). The expansion of Bantu ... Read More
Y-Chromosome Analysis in Egypt Suggests a Genetic Regional Continuity in Northeastern Africa

Y-Chromosome Analysis in Egypt Suggests a Genetic Regional Continuity in Northeastern Africa

The geographic location of Egypt, at the interface between North Africa, the Middle East, and southern Europe, prompted us to investigate the genetic diversity of this population and its relationship with neighboring populations. To assess the extent to which the modern Egyptian population reflects this intermediate geographic position, ten Unique ... Read More
Vlad l'Empaleur by Theodor Aman

Y-Chromosome Analysis in Individuals Bearing the Basarab Name of the First Dynasty of Wallachian Kings

Vlad III The Impaler, also known as Dracula, descended from the dynasty of Basarab, the first rulers of independent Wallachia, in present Romania. Whether this dynasty is of Cuman (an admixed Turkic people that reached Wallachia from the East in the 11th century) or of local Romanian (Vlach) origin is ... Read More
Y-chromosome analysis reveals genetic divergence and new founding native lineages in Athapaskan-and Eskimoan-speaking populations

Y-chromosome analysis reveals genetic divergence and new founding native lineages in Athapaskan-and Eskimoan-speaking populations

We analyzed Y-chromosomal data from Inuvialuit, Gwich’in, and Tłįchǫ populations living in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Over 100 biallelic markers and 19 chromosome short tandem repeats (STRs) were genotyped to produce a high-resolution dataset of Y chromosomes from these groups ... Read More
Y-chromosome and autosomal STR diversity in four proximate settlements in Central Anatolia

Y-chromosome and autosomal STR diversity in four proximate settlements in Central Anatolia

Due to the longstanding human presence in the region and the influence of social traditions, the genetic make-up of populations currently inhabiting Turkey (Anatolia) is quite complex. To characterize the patterns of genetic diversity in rural Central Anatolian villages, we analyzed samples collected at four local settlements for variation at ... Read More