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

Abstract:

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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Brisighelli, F More by this author
Sánchez-Diz, P More by this author
Ramos-Luis, E More by this author
Martinez-Cadenas, C More by this author
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Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
279
Issue:
1730
Pages:
884-892
Publication date:
2012-03-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:8fc3fdc0-352b-4457-8ed9-5ee37c99b38d
Source identifiers:
175152
Local pid:
pubs:175152

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