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Variation of female and male lineages in sub-Saharan populations: The importance of sociocultural factors
In this paper, we present a study of genetic variation in sub-Saharan Africa, which is based on published and unpublished data on fast-evolving (hypervariable region 1 of mitochondrial DNA and six microsatellites of Y ...
Mitochondrial DNA from prehistoric canids highlights relationships between dogs and South-East European wolves
The question of the origins of the dog has been much debated. The dog is descended from the wolf that at the end of the last glaciation (the archaeologically hypothesized period of dog domestication) was one of the most ...
A multi-perspective view of genetic variation in Cameroon
In this study, we report the genetic variation of autosomal and Y-chromosomal microsatellites in a large Cameroon population dataset (a total of 11 populations) and jointly analyze novel and previous genetic data (mitochondrial ...
Tracing the distribution and evolution of lactase persistence in southern Europe through the study of the T-13910 variant
We investigated the occurrence and intra-allelic variability of the T(-13910) variant located upstream of the lactase gene in 965 individuals from 20 different locations of Italy and Greece. The T(-13910) frequency ranges ...
Italian isolates today: Geographic and linguistic factors shaping human biodiversity
We briefly review the current status of anthropological and genetic studies of isolated populations and of their micro-evolutionary and biomedical applications, with particular emphasis on European populations. Thereafter, ...
The origins of dogs: archaeozoology, genetics, and ancient DNA. Domesticazione ed evoluzione dei cani: dati genetici, archeozoologici e ruolo del DNA antico
The domestication of the dog from the wolf was a key step in the pathway that led to the Neolithic revolution. The earliest fossil dogs, dated to the end of the last glacial period (17,000 to 12,000 years ago), have been ...