Monday, January 3, 2011

Kurds

Boys from a Kurdish family herd sheep in Suleymaniya, in northern Iraq.  (Link)

MtDNA and Y-chromosome Variation in Kurdish Groups
Nasidze, I; Quinque, D; Ozturk, M; Bendukidze, N; Stoneking, M
(Link)

Y-chromosome and mtDNA polymorphisms in Iraq, a crossroad of the early human dispersal and of post Neolithic migrations
Al-Zahery et al
(Link)

2 comments:

  1. Another useful paper, including STR data on Iraqi Kurds: "The Y chromosome pool of Jews as part of the genetic landscape of the Middle East." (Nebel et al.)

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  2. Thank you for the reference to this very readable open source paper:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1274378/

    Terminology: Eu 9 => J2, Eu 10 => J1

    Figure 4 places Muslim Kurds in the context of other Middle East populations.

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