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Exploring mitochondrial DNA variation in the Italian Peninsula

Abstract:

The genetic structure of Italy appears to be mainly shaped by pre-Roman historical events. The studies carried out so far show a major North-South cline, possibly the result of two distinct main demic processes: the first colonisation of the area during the Palaeolithic period and the subsequent Neolithic expansion from the Middle East. However, the demographic contribution of these events is still a matter of debate. We here report mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) data from nine population groups c...

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Brisighelli, F More by this author
Álvarez-Iglesias, V More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Scarnicci, F More by this author
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Journal:
Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Pages:
264-265
Publication date:
2008-08-05
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ISSN:
1875-1768
URN:
uuid:b4e53b92-7b4a-4b18-becc-7e0731d1a7e4
Source identifiers:
211005
Local pid:
pubs:211005

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