Y-chromosome diversity in Sweden – A long-time perspective

Y-chromosome diversity in Sweden – A long-time perspective


Sixteen Y-chromosomal binary markers and nine Y-chromosome short tandem repeats were analyzed in a total of 383 unrelated males from seven different Swedish regions, one Finnish region and a Swedish Saami population in order to address questions about the origin and genetic structure of the present day population in Sweden. Haplogroup I1a* was found to be the most common haplogroup in Sweden and accounted, together with haplogroups R1b3, R1a1 and N3, for over 80% of the male lineages. Within Sweden, a minor stratification was found in which the northern region Vasterbotten differed significantly (P<0.05) from the other Swedish regions. A flow of N3 chromosomes into V"asterbotten mainly from Saami and Finnish populations could be one explanation for this stratification. However"


  • Karlsson, Andreas O.; Wallerstrom, Thomas; Gotherstrom, Anders & Holmlund, Gunilla (2006). Y-chromosome diversity in Sweden – A long-time perspective. European Journal of Human Genetics, 14, 963–970.

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