Monday, January 3, 2011

Armenians

Armenian Woman in National Costume, Artvin, circa 1910
Prokudin-Gorskii, Sergei Mikhailovich, photographer (Link)
Repository:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington DC (Link)

I came across this great link for the Armenian DNA Project.  It is particularly interesting to reflect on the comments of Professor Levon Yepiskoposyan of the Institute of Molecular Biology in Yerevan: "Y chromosome haplotypes diversity in the modern Armenian population reveals strong regional structure with marked separation of mountainous (Syunik region in the south of Armenia, and Karabakh) and valley (Ararat valley, northern and western regions of historical Armenia) groups."

The Armenian DNA Project notes:  "The mountain groups have a greater concentration of R1b1 while the valley groups have a greater concentration of J2 & J1 (and to a lesser extent, slightly greater concentrations of G & E1b1b1)."

1 comment:

  1. The Armenian DNA Project is superbly run. Congratulations to all administrators and participants for furthering our understanding of the Armenian genome and of neighboring populations.

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