Studies of the Y chromosome over the past few decades have opened a window into the history of our species, through the reconstruction and exploitation of a patrilineal (Y-genealogical) tree based on several hundred single-nucleotide variants (SNVs). A new study validates, refines and extends this tree by incorporating >65,000 Y-linked variants identified in 1,244 men representing worldwide diversity.
- Hughes, J.F. and Page, D.C. (2016). The history of the Y chromosome in man. Nature Genetics, 48(6), 588-589.
Peoples: - | Places: - | Topics: Y-chromosome | DNA Type: Y-DNA and Y-SNP