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Matriclans shape populations: Insights from the Angolan Namib Desert into the maternal genetic history of southern Africa

The view from southwestern Angola offers a new perspective on the populating history of southern Africa and the Bantu expansions by showing that social stratification and different subsistence patterns are not always indicative of remnant groups...

2018-03-11T12:11:04+00:00 March 11th, 2018|

The Beaker phenomenon and the genomic transformation of northwest Europe

From around 2750 to 2500 BC, Bell Beaker pottery became widespread across western and central Europe, before it disappeared between 2200 and 1800 BC. Here we present genome-wide data from 400 Neolithic, Copper Age and Bronze Age Europeans...

2018-03-03T09:31:39+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|

Estimation of the Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat (Y-STR) mutation rates in Turkey

The Non-recombining region of the Y-chromosome (NRY) is transferred from father to son in an unchanged form without recombination in meiosis. Since Short tandem repeats on Y-chromosome (Y-STRs) in this region do not have any recombination, these regions are identical

2018-03-05T11:43:30+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

The black legend on the Spanish presence in the low countries: Verifying shared beliefs on genetic ancestry

War atrocities committed by the Spanish army in the Low Countries during the 16th century are so ingrained in the collective memory of Belgian and Dutch societies that they generally assume a signature of this history to be present in their genetic ancestry. Historians claim this assumption is a consequence of the so-called “Black Legend” and...

2018-03-05T11:45:51+00:00 January 17th, 2018|

Differences in genetic structure assessed using Y‐chromosome and mitochondrial DNA markers do not shape the contributions to diversity in African sires

Up to 173 African sires belonging to 11 different subpopulations representative of four cattle groups were analysed for six Y-specific microsatellite loci and a mitochondrial DNA fragment.

2018-03-05T11:47:56+00:00 January 16th, 2018|