Y-chromosome variation in South Iberia: Insights into the North African contribution

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  • Luis Alvarez,

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    1. Unitat d'Antropologia Biològica, Departament Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
    • Unitat d'Antropologia Biològica, Departament Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
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  • Cristina Santos,

    1. Unitat d'Antropologia Biològica, Departament Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
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  • Rafael Montiel,

    1. Unitat d'Antropologia Biològica, Departament Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
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  • Blazquez Caeiro,

    1. Unitat d'Antropologia Biològica, Departament Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
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  • Abdellatif Baali,

    1. Unitat d'Antropologia Biològica, Departament Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
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  • Jean-Michel Dugoujon,

    1. Unitat d'Antropologia Biològica, Departament Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
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  • Maria Pilar Aluja

    1. Unitat d'Antropologia Biològica, Departament Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
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Errata

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  1. Errata: Erratum: Alvarez L, Santos C, Montiel R, Caeiro B, Baali A, Dugoujon J, Pilar Aluja M. 2009. Y-chromosome variation in South Iberia: Insights into the North African contribution. Am J Hum Biol 21:407–409 Volume 22, Issue 4, 571, Article first published online: 14 April 2010

Abstract

Population of Pedroches Valley, a hypothetical Berber settlement, located in the northwest portion of Córdoba province (Andalusia, Spain), had been analyzed for its Y-chromosome diversity. Moreover, to contextualize this population, 127 Y-chromosomes from a general Andalusia sample and a North African Berber community (Marrakech, Morocco) were also typed. For all samples, 24 single nucleotide polymorphisms of the non-recombining portion of the Y-chromosome (NRY) were analyzed and those samples described as belonging to E3b1b-M81 haplogroup were also typed for 16 Y-chromosome short tandem repeats. Our Analysis showed low levels of North African E3b1b-M81 haplogroup in the Pedroches Valley population (1.5%), which is a lower contribution than would be expected. This result rejects the hypothesis of a gradual genetic assimilation of Berber settlers during the Islamic period. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2009. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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