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The peopling of Europe and the cautionary tale of Y chromosome lineage R-M269

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Recently, the debate on the origins of the major European Y chromosome haplogroup R1b1b2-M269 has reignited, and opinion has moved away from Palaeolithic origins to the notion of a younger Neolithic spread of these chromosomes from the Near East. Here, we address this debate by investigating frequency patterns and diversity in the largest collection of R1b1b2-M269 chromosomes yet assembled. Our analysis reveals no geographical trends in diversity, in contradiction to expectation under the Neo...

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10.1098/rspb.2011.1044

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Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Volume:
279
Issue:
1730
Pages:
884-892
Publication date:
2012-03-07
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8452
Source identifiers:
343150
Language:
English
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pubs:343150
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uuid:3a5ad279-8511-474c-9596-0302dad6f798
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pubs:343150
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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