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A predominantly neolithic origin for Y-chromosomal DNA variation in North Africa.

Abstract:

We have typed 275 men from five populations in Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt with a set of 119 binary markers and 15 microsatellites from the Y chromosome, and we have analyzed the results together with published data from Moroccan populations. North African Y-chromosomal diversity is geographically structured and fits the pattern expected under an isolation-by-distance model. Autocorrelation analyses reveal an east-west cline of genetic variation that extends into the Middle East and is compat...

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10.1086/423147

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Poloni, ES More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, WTC Human Genetics
Fathallah, DM More by this author
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Journal:
American journal of human genetics
Volume:
75
Issue:
2
Pages:
338-345
Publication date:
2004-08-05
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EISSN:
1537-6605
ISSN:
0002-9297
URN:
uuid:3b5c1a16-f67e-4d5e-b22a-dd2272a1b4f7
Source identifiers:
32745
Local pid:
pubs:32745

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