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    • Demographic histories, isolation and social factors as determinants of the genetic structure of alpine linguistic groups 

      Coia V; Capocasa M; Anagnostou P; Pascali V; Scarnicci F; Boschi I; Battaggia C; Crivellaro F; Ferri G; Alù M; Brisighelli F; Busby G; Capelli C; Maixner F; Cipollini G; Viazzo P; Zink A; Bisol G (2013)
      Great European mountain ranges have acted as barriers to gene flow for resident populations since prehistory and have offered a place for the settlement of small, and sometimes culturally diverse, communities. Therefore, ...
    • Italian isolates today: Geographic and linguistic factors shaping human biodiversity 

      Bisol G; Anagnostou P; Batini C; Battaggia C; Bertoncini S; Boattini A; Caciagli L; Calò C; Capelli C; Capocasa M; Castrì L; Ciani G; Coia V; Corrias L; Crivellaro F; Ghiani M; Luiselli D; Mela C; Melis A; Montano V; Paoli G; Sanna E; Rufo F; Sazzini M; Taglloli L; Tofanelli S; Useli A; Vona G; Pettener D (2008)
      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, ...
    • Mitochondrial DNA from prehistoric canids highlights relationships between dogs and South-East European wolves 

      Verginelli F; Capelli C; Coia V; Musiani M; Falchetti M; Ottini L; Palmirotta R; Tagliacozzo A; De Grossi Mazzorin I; Mariani-Costantini R (2005)
      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 

      Coia V; Brisighelli F; Donati F; Pascali V; Boschi I; Luiselli D; Battaggia C; Batini C; Taglioli L; Cruciani F; Paoli G; Capelli C; Spedini G; Destro-Bisol G (2009)
      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 ...
    • The origins of dogs: archaeozoology, genetics, and ancient DNA. Domesticazione ed evoluzione dei cani: dati genetici, archeozoologici e ruolo del DNA antico 

      Verginelli F; Capelli C; Coia V; Musiani M; Falchetti M; Ottini L; Palmirotta R; Tagliacozzo A; Mazzorin IG; Mariani-Costantini R (2006)
      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 ...
    • The peopling of Europe and the cautionary tale of Y chromosome lineage R-M269 

      Busby G; Brisighelli F; Sánchez-Diz P; Ramos-Luis E; Martinez-Cadenas C; Thomas M; Bradley D; Gusmão L; Winney B; Bodmer W; Vennemann M; Coia V; Scarnicci F; Tofanelli S; Vona G; Ploski R; Vecchiotti C; Zemunik T; Rudan I; Karachanak S; Toncheva D; Anagnostou P; Ferri G; Rapone C; Hervig T; Moen T; Wilson J; Capelli C (2012)
      Recently, the debate on the origins of the major European Y chromosome haplogroup R1b1b2-M269 has reignited, and opinion has moved away from Palaeolithic origins to the notion of a younger Neolithic spread of these chromosomes ...
    • Tracing the distribution and evolution of lactase persistence in southern Europe through the study of the T-13910 variant 

      Anagnostou P; Battaggia C; Coia V; Capelli C; Fabbri C; Pettener D; Destro-Bisol G; Luiselli D (2009)
      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 ...
    • Variation of female and male lineages in sub-Saharan populations: The importance of sociocultural factors 

      Destro-Bisol G; Donati F; Coia V; Boschi I; Verginelli F; Caglià A; Tofanelli S; Spedini G; Capelli C (2004)
      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 ...