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Research Article

Genetic Diversity among Ancient Nordic Populations

  • Linea Melchior mail,

    lme@kennedy.dk (LM); jdissing@mail.dk (JD)

    Affiliation: Research Laboratory, Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Current address: Centre for Applied Human Molecular Genetics, The Kennedy Centre, Glostrup, Denmark

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  • Niels Lynnerup,

    Affiliation: Anthropological Laboratory, Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Hans R. Siegismund,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Toomas Kivisild,

    Affiliation: Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Jørgen Dissing mail

    lme@kennedy.dk (LM); jdissing@mail.dk (JD)

    Affiliation: Research Laboratory, Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Current address: Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Published: July 30, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011898

About the Authors

Linea Melchior, Jørgen Dissing
Research Laboratory, Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Niels Lynnerup
Anthropological Laboratory, Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hans R. Siegismund
Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Toomas Kivisild
Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LM JD. Performed the experiments: LM. Analyzed the data: LM JD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NL HRS TK. Wrote the paper: LM JD. Provided the contacts to the archaeological researchers and contributed with input regarding the archaeological/anthropological data: NL. Did the statistical work: HRS. Provided access to his haplogroup database and placed the results in a European context, and prepared the median-joining network: TK.