Skip to comments.The place of the Basques in the European Y-chromosome diversity landscape
Posted on 08/15/2005 8:42:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
There is a trend to consider the gene pool of the Basques as a 'living fossil' of the earliest modern humans that colonized Europe. To investigate this assumption, we have typed 45 binary markers and five short tandem repeat loci of the Y chromosome in a set of 168 male Basques. Results on these combined haplotypes were analyzed in the context of matching data belonging to approximately 3000 individuals from over 20 European, Near East and North African populations, which were compiled from the literature. Our results place the low Y-chromosome diversity of Basques within the European diversity landscape. This low diversity seems to be the result of a lower effective population size maintained through generations. At least some lineages of Y chromosome in modern Basques originated and have been evolving since pre-Neolithic times. However, the strong genetic drift experienced by the Basques does not allow us to consider Basques either the only or the best representatives of the ancestral European gene pool. Contrary to previous suggestions, we do not observe any particular link between Basques and Celtic populations beyond that provided by the Paleolithic ancestry common to European populations, nor we find evidence supporting Basques as the focus of major population expansions.
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Seen this one?
Don't put all your eggs in one basket nor all your Basques in one exit.
Thanks, man. I would love to know if it's the same proto-Celtic Rb1 that I belong to...
Thanks. Bump for later bookmark.
Good advice. :')
You're most welcome.
Three more to follow, including two you've posted in the past. :')
It's a good source of 'fo. :') That's where this topic came from.
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Yiddish is on the list in message 20. I didn't make the other lists, but my guess is that quite a number of dialects (hundreds, or thousands, such as Ebonics) aren't on there.
Whoops, make that message 19.
I'm curious how many FREEPERS have completed the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DNA sample giving project thing.
Still waiting for mine to be analyzed.
Maybe a link would help those of us who are lazy (like me).
Your wish is my command . . .
welllllllllllllll, to a point.
Here's a link to the Nat Geo DNA project page.
$99.95? Plus s&h. Yow.
In the Wake of the Phoenicians: DNA study reveals a Phoenician-Maltese link
The National Geographic | October 2004 | Cassandra Franklin-Barbajosa
Posted on 08/21/2005 1:38:08 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Thanks. Yeah, expensive.
But curiosity is a powerful motivation! LOL.
Thanks for the links.
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