Genetic Diversity in the German Population
Published Online: 30 APR 2008
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Krawczak, M., Lu, T. T., Willuweit, S. and Roewer, L. 2008. Genetic Diversity in the German Population. eLS. .
- Published Online: 30 APR 2008
Throughout most of recent human history, Germany has experienced major demographic transitions that are also reflected by its current population genetic structure. While the Y-chromosomal gene pool appears to be considerably stratified and the mitochondrial genome is highly homogeneous, variation on autosomes and on the X-chromosome both exhibit an intermediate level of heterogeneity between subpopulations.
- population structure;
- genetic drift;
- neolithic diffusion