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High Y-chromosomal diversity and low relatedness between paternal lineages on a communal scale in the Western European Low Countries during the surname establishment

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dc.contributor.author Larmuseau, M. H.
dc.contributor.author Boon, N.
dc.contributor.author Vanderheyden, N.
dc.contributor.author Van Geystelen, A.
dc.contributor.author Larmuseau, H. F.
dc.contributor.author Matthys, K.
dc.contributor.author De Clercq, W.
dc.contributor.author Decorte, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-28T14:01:53Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-28T14:01:53Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 0018-067X
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/hdy.2015.5
dc.identifier.other ITG-B2B
dc.identifier.other DBM
dc.identifier.other U-MHELM
dc.identifier.other JIF
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dc.identifier.other Abstract
dc.identifier.other UPD59
dc.identifier.other NOBIT
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/8508
dc.description.abstract There is limited knowledge on the biological relatedness between citizens and on the demographical dynamics within villages, towns and cities in pre-17th century Western Europe. By combining Y-chromosomal genotypes, in-depth genealogies and surname data in a strict genetic genealogical approach, it is possible to provide insights into the genetic diversity and the relatedness between indigenous paternal lineages within a particular community at the time of the surname adoption. To obtain these insights, six Flemish communities were selected in this study based on the differences in geography and historical development. After rigorous selection of appropriate DNA donors, low relatedness between Y chromosomes of different surnames was found within each community, although there is co-occurrence of these surnames in each community since the start of the surname adoption between the 14th and 15th century. Next, the high communal diversity in Y-chromosomal lineages was comparable with the regional diversity across Flanders at that time. Moreover, clinal distributions of particular Y-chromosomal lineages between the communities were observed according to the clinal distributions earlier observed across the Flemish regions and Western Europe. No significant indication for genetic differences between communities with distinct historical development was found in the analysis. These genetic results provide relevant information for studies in historical sciences, archaeology, forensic genetics and genealogy.Heredity advance online publication, 15 April 2015; doi:10.1038/hdy.2015.5. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Genetics en_US
dc.subject History en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Genetic diversity en_US
dc.subject Chromosomes en_US
dc.subject Genetic distance en_US
dc.subject Flanders en_US
dc.subject Belgium en_US
dc.subject Europe, West en_US
dc.title High Y-chromosomal diversity and low relatedness between paternal lineages on a communal scale in the Western European Low Countries during the surname establishment en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Heredity en_US
dc.citation.volume 115 en_US
dc.citation.pages 3-12 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25873146
dc.citation.jabbreviation Heredity (Edinb.) en_US


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