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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, ...
    • Detecting Genetic Isolation in Human Populations: A Study of European Language Minorities 

      Capocasa M; Battaggia C; Anagnostou P; Montinaro F; Boschi I; Ferri G; Alù M; Coia V; Crivellaro F; Bisol G (2013)
      The identification of isolation signatures is fundamental to better understand the genetic structure of human populations and to test the relations between cultural factors and genetic variation. However, with current ...
    • Evaluating mtDNA patterns of genetic isolation using a re-sampling procedure: A case study on Italian populations 

      Anagnostou P; Capocasa M; Dominici V; Montinaro F; Coia V; Destro-Bisol G (2017)
      BACKGROUND: A number of studies which have investigated isolation patterns in human populations rely on the analysis of intra- and inter-population genetic statistics of mtDNA polymorphisms. However, this approach makes ...
    • 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, ...
    • Linguistic, geographic and genetic isolation: A collaborative study of italian populations 

      Capocasa M; Anagnostou P; Bachis V; Battaggia C; Bertoncini S; Biondi G; Boattini A; Boschi I; Brisighelli F; Calò C; Carta M; Coia V; Corrias L; Crivellaro F; De Fanti S; Dominici V; Ferri G; Francalacci P; Franceschi Z; Luiselli D; Morelli L; Paoli G; Rickards O; Robledo R; Sanna D; Sanna E; Sarno S; Sineo L; Taglioli L; Tagarelli G; Tofanelli S; Vona G; Pettener D; Bisol G (2014)
      The animal and plant biodiversity of the Italian territory is known to be one of the richest in the Mediterranean basin and Europe as a whole, but does the genetic diversity of extant human populations show a comparable ...
    • Using forensic microsatellites to decipher the genetic structure of linguistic and geographic isolates: A survey in the eastern Italian Alps 

      Montinaro F; Boschi I; Trombetta F; Merigioli S; Anagnostou P; Battaggia C; Capocasa M; Crivellaro F; Destro-Bisol G; Coia V (2012)
      The study of geographically and/or linguistically isolated populations could represent a potential area of interaction between population and forensic genetics. These investigations may be useful to evaluate the suitability ...