New data on the genetic structure of the population of Sicily: Analysis of the Alia population (Palermo, Italy)
Article first published online: 26 APR 2002
Copyright © 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
American Journal of Human Biology
Volume 14, Issue 3, pages 289–299, May 2002
How to Cite
Ghiani, M.E., Calò, M.C., Autuori, L., Mameli, G.E., Succa, V., Vacca, L., Cerutti, N., Rabino Massa, E. and Vona, G. (2002), New data on the genetic structure of the population of Sicily: Analysis of the Alia population (Palermo, Italy). Am. J. Hum. Biol., 14: 289–299. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.10036
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2002
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 OCT 2001
- Manuscript Revised: 17 SEP 2001
- Manuscript Received: 28 MAR 2001
- MURST, Project of National Interest (ex-40%). Grant Number: Prot. 9805557360-003
The distribution of 13 genetic markers (AB0, Rh, ACP, ADA, AK, ESD, GLO, PGD, PGMl, SOD, GC, TF, and PI) were studied in a sample from the Alia population of Sicily, Italy. A total of 34 alleles were detected. In comparison with other Sicilian populations, Alia always appeared genetically distinctive, either in terms of overall genetic diversity or for the number of unique alleles present. The results are consistent with previous studies that show no genetic uniformity within the island. More specifically, the data support the genetic divergence of the eastern and western halves of the island and highlight genetic boundaries that run through Sicily and divide it into three distinct areas. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 14:289–299, 2002. © 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.