The Sicilian Gene Pool | GenomeWeb

The effects of Greek and North African people on the Sicilian gene pool can be seen by analyzing Y chromosomes, report Italian researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics. By looking at haplogroups and short tandem repeats in Y-chromosome lineages from different areas of Sicily, the researchers estimate that the Greek contribution to the Sicilian gene pool is about 37 percent and the North African contribution is about six percent.

 

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