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Hum Biol. 1993 Oct;65(5):835-40.

Y-chromosome-specific haplotype diversity in Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews.

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Laboratory of Molecular Anthropology (CEABH), UFR de Cochin-Port Royal, Paris, France.


DNA samples from Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews were studied with Y-chromosome-specific DNA probes p49f and p49a to screen for RFLPs and haplotypes. All 16 European haplotypes were found in Jews, but only 2 of them (VII and VIII) were widespread. Haplotype distributions in the two Jewish populations are similar, but haplotypes XI and XV are more frequent in the Ashkenazim and haplotypes IV and V are more frequent in the Sephardim, indicating their origins.

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