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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 in all male individuals who are related to the father except for mutations.

2018-02-18T13:01:01+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...

2018-02-08T05:14:44+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.

2018-01-10T16:19:09+00:00 January 16th, 2018|

Haplotype diversity of 17 Y-chromosome STR loci in Han population from different areas of Sichuan Province, Southwest China

The distribution of 17 Y-chromosome short tandem repeat (STR) loci, included in the AmpFlSTR®Yfiler™ amplification kit, were analyzed in six different samplings (N = 878) from Sichuan, China.

2018-01-10T15:17:15+00:00 January 15th, 2018|

Multicentre study of Y chromosome microdeletions in 1,808 Chinese infertile males using multiplex and real‐time polymerase chain reaction

Azoospermia factor (AZF) genes on the long arm of the human Y chromosome are involved in spermatogenesis, and microdeletions in the AZF region have been recognised to be the second major genetic cause of spermatogenetic failure resulting in male infertility.

2018-01-10T14:57:32+00:00 January 14th, 2018|

Patterns of Inter-Chromosomal Gene Conversion on the Male-Specific Region of the Human Y Chromosome

Despite the study of the dynamics of this molecular mechanism in humans is still in its infancy, some peculiar features and consequences of it can be summarized.

2018-01-10T14:50:23+00:00 January 13th, 2018|

Genetic trail for the early migrations of Aisin Gioro, the imperial house of the Qing dynasty

To clarify the origin of Aisin Gioro clan, we conducted whole Y-chromosome sequencing on three samples and Y-single-nucleotide polymorphism (Y-SNP) genotyping on other four samples beside those reported in previous work.

2018-01-10T14:36:16+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

Whole sequence analysis indicates a recent southern origin of Mongolian Y-chromosome C2c1a1a1-M407

In this study, we analyzed twenty-three Y-chromosome sequences of haplogroup C2c1a1a1-M407 and its most closely related clades.

2018-01-10T12:32:24+00:00 January 10th, 2018|