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The place of Slovakian paternal diversity in the clinal European landscape

Nováčková, Jana
Dreslerová, Dagmar
Černý, Viktor
Published in Annals of Human Biology. 2014, p. 1-12
Abstract Several demographic events have been postulated to explain the contemporaneous structure of European genetic diversity. First, an initial settlement of the continent by anatomically modern humans; second, the re-settlement of northern latitudes after the Last Glacial Maximum; third, the demic diffusion of Neolithic farmers from the Near East; and, fourth, several historical events such as the Slavic migration. Aim: The aim of this study was to provide a more integrated picture of male-specific genetic relationships of Slovakia within the broader pan-European genetic landscape. Subjects and methods: This study analysed a new Y-chromosome data-set (156 individuals) for both SNP and STR polymorphisms in population samples from five different Slovakian localities. Results: It was found that the male diversity of Slovakia is embedded in the clinal pattern of the major R1a and R1b clades extending over the continent and a similar pattern of population structure is found with Y-specific SNP or STR variation. Conclusion: The highly significant correlation between the results based on fast evolving STRs on one hand and slow evolving SNPs on the other hand suggests a recent timeframe for the settlement of the area.
Keywords Genetic structure, Slovakia, Y-chromosome, Y-SNP, Y-STR
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NOVÁČKOVÁ, Jana et al. The place of Slovakian paternal diversity in the clinal European landscape. In: Annals of Human Biology, 2014, p. 1-12. doi: 10.3109/03014460.2014.974668 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55663

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