The polymorphism of the male-specific portion of the Y chromosome has been increasingly used to describe the composition of the European gene pool and to reconstruct its formation. Here the theoretical grounds and the limitations of this approach are presented, together with the different views on debated issues. The emerging picture for the composition of the male gene pool of the continent is illustrated, but local peculiarities that represent departures from the main trends are also highlighted, in order to illustrate the main unifying feature, i.e. the overlay of recent patterns onto more ancient ones. A synopsis of the main findings and conclusions obtained in regional studies has also been compiled. © 2007 Informa UK Ltd.

Novelletto, A. (2007). Y chromosome variation in Europe: Continental and local processes in the formation of the extant gene pool. ANNALS OF HUMAN BIOLOGY, 34(2), 139-172 [10.1080/03014460701206843].

Y chromosome variation in Europe: Continental and local processes in the formation of the extant gene pool

NOVELLETTO, ANDREA
2007-01

Abstract

The polymorphism of the male-specific portion of the Y chromosome has been increasingly used to describe the composition of the European gene pool and to reconstruct its formation. Here the theoretical grounds and the limitations of this approach are presented, together with the different views on debated issues. The emerging picture for the composition of the male gene pool of the continent is illustrated, but local peculiarities that represent departures from the main trends are also highlighted, in order to illustrate the main unifying feature, i.e. the overlay of recent patterns onto more ancient ones. A synopsis of the main findings and conclusions obtained in regional studies has also been compiled. © 2007 Informa UK Ltd.
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English
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Peopling of Europe; Phylogeography; Y chromosome
Novelletto, A. (2007). Y chromosome variation in Europe: Continental and local processes in the formation of the extant gene pool. ANNALS OF HUMAN BIOLOGY, 34(2), 139-172 [10.1080/03014460701206843].
Novelletto, A
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