European Y chromosome diversity: population movement, geography and language

XV Basque Studies Congress: Donostia-Baiona 2001. SBasque Science and culture and computer networks

Jobling, Mark A.

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Donostia-San Sebastián

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The human Y chromosome is male sex-determining, and therefore haploid and non-recombining. Even though the Y is a single locus, and therefore susceptible to drift and selection, this segment of DNA is proving highly informative in analysis of the histories and structures of human populations. These studies have shown their power in the dissection of sex-biased admixture events, and the Y chromosome may be the best analytical tool in cases where there has been substantial female migration.
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