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Y-chromosome genetic variation in Rio De Janeiro population

Y-chromosome genetic variation in Rio De Janeiro population

The present-day Brazilian gene pool is known to be the outcome of an admixture process of populations from different origins, mainly Amerindians, Europeans, and Africans. It is also known that in Brazil, a wide variation in the admixture process occurred in different regions of the country or even in different ... Read More
Y-chromosome haplogroup N dispersals from south Siberia to Europe

Y-chromosome haplogroup N dispersals from south Siberia to Europe

In order to reconstruct the history of Y-chromosome haplogroup (hg) N dispersals in north Eurasia, we have analyzed the diversity of microsatellite (STR) loci within two major hg N clades, N2 and N3, in a total sample of 1,438 males from 17 ethnic groups, mainly of Siberian and Eastern European ... Read More
Y-chromosome haplogrouping for Asians using Y-SNP target sequencing

Y-chromosome haplogrouping for Asians using Y-SNP target sequencing

We prepared a next generation sequencing (NGS)-based target sequencing panel of 85 Y-SNPs to determine Y-haplogroup of Asian populations ... Read More
Y-chromosome lineages in native South American population

Y-chromosome lineages in native South American population

The present work tries to investigate the population structure and variation of the Amerindian indigenous populations living in Argentina. A total of 134 individuals from three ethnic groups (Kolla, Mapuche and Diaguitas) living in four different regions were collected and analysed for 26 Y-SNPs and 11 Y-STRs. Intra-population variability was ... Read More
Y-Chromosome Lineages Trace Diffusion of People and Languages in Southwestern Asia

Y-Chromosome Lineages Trace Diffusion of People and Languages in Southwestern Asia

The origins and dispersal of farming and pastoral nomadism in southwestern Asia are complex, and there is controversy about whether they were associated with cultural transmission or demic diffusion. In addition, the spread of these technological innovations has been associated with the dispersal of Dravidian and Indo-Iranian languages in southwestern ... Read More
Y-chromosome O3 Haplogroup Diversity in Sino-Tibetan Populations Reveals Two Migration Routes into the Eastern Himalayas

Y-chromosome O3 Haplogroup Diversity in Sino-Tibetan Populations Reveals Two Migration Routes into the Eastern Himalayas

The eastern Himalayas are located near the southern entrance through which early modern humans expanded into East Asia. The genetic structure in this region is therefore of great importance in the study of East Asian origins. However, few genetic studies have been performed on the Sino-Tibetan populations (Luoba and Deng) ... Read More
Y-chromosome polymorphisms define the origin of the Mang, an isolated population in China

Y-chromosome polymorphisms define the origin of the Mang, an isolated population in China

The Mang is an isolated population living at the border of Vietnam and China characterized by small stature and a primordial lifestyle. However, the origin of this population remains unclear. To clarify the origin of the Mang and its genetic relationship with other populations, 20 Y-chromosome markers were analyzed, including ... Read More
Y-chromosome short tandem repeat intermediate variant alleles DYS3922, DYS4492, and DYS3852 delineate new phylogenetic substructure in human Y-chromosome haplogroup tree

Y-chromosome short tandem repeat intermediate variant alleles DYS3922, DYS4492, and DYS3852 delineate new phylogenetic substructure in human Y-chromosome haplogroup tree

AIM: To determine the human Y-chromosome haplogroup backgrounds of intermediate-sized variant alleles displayed by short tandem repeat (STR) loci DYS392, DYS449, and DYS385, and to evaluate the potential of each intermediate variant to elucidate new phylogenetic substructure within the human Y-chromosome haplogroup tree. METHODS: Molecular characterization of lineages was achieve ... Read More
Y-chromosome STRs in an Antioquian (Colombia) population sample

Y-chromosome STRs in an Antioquian (Colombia) population sample

Haplotype data were obtained from a sample of 777 unrelated male individuals from Antioquia Department (Colombia), for eight Y-chromosome STRs (DYS19, DYS385, DYS389 I, DYS389 II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392 and DYS393). A total of 442 different haplotypes were identified of which 334 were represented only once in the database and ... Read More
Y-Chromosome Variability in Four Native American Populations from Panama

Y-Chromosome Variability in Four Native American Populations from Panama

The allele and haplotype frequencies for 13 Y-chromosome short tandem repeats (STRs) [nine STR loci of the minimal Y-chromosome haplotype (DYS19 -DYS385a -DYS385b -DYS389I -DYS389II -DYS390 -DYS391 – DYS392 -DYS393) plus four additional loci (DYS388, DYS426, DYS439, DXYS156)] were determined in 99 males from 4 Panamanian native American populations, including ... Read More