Monday, January 3, 2011


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

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


  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.)

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

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

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


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