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Founding mothers of Jewish communities: geographically separated Jewish groups were independently founded by very few female ancestors.

Abstract:

We have analyzed the maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA from each of nine geographically separated Jewish groups, eight non-Jewish host populations, and an Israeli Arab/Palestinian population, and we have compared the differences found in Jews and non-Jews with those found using Y-chromosome data that were obtained, in most cases, from the same population samples. The results suggest that most Jewish communities were founded by relatively few women, that the founding process was independe...

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10.1086/340609

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Journal:
American journal of human genetics More from this journal
Volume:
70
Issue:
6
Pages:
1411-1420
Publication date:
2002-06-01
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EISSN:
1537-6605
ISSN:
0002-9297
Language:
English
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pubs:209285
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uuid:6dd4d679-1963-4c5f-9974-7df69ff9f3cb
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209285
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2013-11-16

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