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Research Article

A Comparison of Y-Chromosome Variation in Sardinia and Anatolia Is More Consistent with Cultural Rather than Demic Diffusion of Agriculture

  • Laura Morelli equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Laura Morelli, Daniela Contu

    Affiliations: Dipartimento di Zoologia e Genetica evoluzionistica, Università di Sassari, Sassari, Italy, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Università di Sassari, Sassari, Italy

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  • Daniela Contu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Laura Morelli, Daniela Contu

    Affiliation: Laboratorio di Immunogenetica, Ospedale Microcitemico, Cagliari, Italy

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  • Federico Santoni,

    Affiliations: Biomedical Application Area, Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia (CRS4), Pula, Italy, Swiss Institution for Bioinformatics, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Michael B. Whalen,

    Affiliation: Biomedical Application Area, Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia (CRS4), Pula, Italy

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  • Paolo Francalacci,

    Affiliation: Dipartimento di Zoologia e Genetica evoluzionistica, Università di Sassari, Sassari, Italy

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  • Francesco Cucca mail

    francesco.cucca@inn.cnr.it

    Affiliations: Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Università di Sassari, Sassari, Italy, Istituto di Neurogenetica e Neurofarmacologia (NN-CNR), Monserrato, Italy

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  • Published: April 29, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010419

About the Authors

Laura Morelli, Paolo Francalacci
Dipartimento di Zoologia e Genetica evoluzionistica, Università di Sassari, Sassari, Italy
Laura Morelli, Francesco Cucca
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Università di Sassari, Sassari, Italy
Daniela Contu
Laboratorio di Immunogenetica, Ospedale Microcitemico, Cagliari, Italy
Federico Santoni, Michael B. Whalen
Biomedical Application Area, Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia (CRS4), Pula, Italy
Federico Santoni
Swiss Institution for Bioinformatics, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Francesco Cucca
Istituto di Neurogenetica e Neurofarmacologia (NN-CNR), Monserrato, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: francesco.cucca@inn.cnr.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LM DC FS PF FC. Performed the experiments: LM DC. Analyzed the data: LM FS MBW FC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FC. Wrote the paper: LM MBW PF FC. Designed and supervised the study: FC. Performed statistical analysis: FC, LM, FS, MBW. Read and approved the final manuscript: FC, DC, FS, MBW, PF. Participated in the study design: LM, DC, PF. Revised the manuscript: LM, DC, MBW. Designed figures and tables: LM. Participated in analysis of the data: DC. Performed marker genotyping: DC.