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Am J Hum Genet. 1997 May;60(5):1174-83.

Genetic relationships of Asians and Northern Europeans, revealed by Y-chromosomal DNA analysis.

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Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

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We have identified a new T-->C transition on the human Y chromosome. C-allele chromosomes have been found only in a subset of the populations from Asia and northern Europe and reach their highest frequencies in Yakut, Buryats, and Finns. Examination of the microsatellite haplotypes of the C-allele chromosomes suggests that the mutation occurred recently in Asia. The Y chromosome thus provides both information about population relationships in Asia and evidence for a substantial paternal genetic contribution of Asians to northern European populations such as the Finns.

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