The Mediterranean region has been characterised by a number of pre-historical and historical demographic events whose legacy on the current genetic landscape is still a matter of debate. In order to investigate the degree of population structure across the Mediterranean, we have investigated Y chromosome variation in a large dataset of Mediterranean populations, 11 of which are first described here. Our analyses identify four main clusters in the Mediterranean that can be labelled as North Africa, Arab, Central-East and West Mediterranean. In particular, Near Eastern samples tend to separate according to the presence of Arab Y chromosome lineages, suggesting that the Arab expansion played a major role in shaping the current genetic structuring within the Fertile Crescent.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Titolo:||Population Structure in the Mediterranean Basin: A Y Chromosome Perspective|
|Autori:||CAPELLI C; REDHEAD N; ROMANO V; CALI F; LEFRANC G; DELAGUE G; MEGARBANE A; FELICE AE; PASCALI AV; NEOPHYTOU PI; POULLI Z; NOVELLETTO A; MALASPINA P; TERRENATO L; BEREBBI A; FELLOUS M; THOMAS MG; AND GOLDSTEIN DB|
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||CAPELLI C, REDHEAD N, ROMANO V, CALI F, LEFRANC G, DELAGUE G, et al. (2006). Population Structure in the Mediterranean Basin: A Y Chromosome Perspective. ANNALS OF HUMAN GENETICS, 70, 207-225.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-1809.2005.00224.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|