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Y-Chromosome Analysis in Individuals Bearing the Basarab Name of the First Dynasty of Wallachian Kings

  • Begoña Martinez-Cruz,

    Affiliation: Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF), Departament de Ciències de la Salut i de la Vida, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Mihai Ioana,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine and Nijmegen Institute for Infection, Inflammation and Immunity, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Department of Genetics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Romania

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  • Francesc Calafell,

    Affiliation: Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF), Departament de Ciències de la Salut i de la Vida, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Lara R. Arauna,

    Affiliation: Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF), Departament de Ciències de la Salut i de la Vida, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Paula Sanz,

    Affiliation: Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF), Departament de Ciències de la Salut i de la Vida, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Ramona Ionescu,

    Affiliation: Infectious Diseases Hospital and Clinic County Hospital, Braşov, Romania

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  • Sandu Boengiu,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Geography, University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania

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  • Luba Kalaydjieva,

    Affiliation: Western Australian Institute for Medical Research and Centre for Medical Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

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  • Horolma Pamjav,

    Affiliation: DNA Laboratory, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Network of Forensic Science Institutes, Budapest, Hungary

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  • Halyna Makukh,

    Affiliation: Institute of Hereditary Pathology of the Ukrainian Academy of Medical Sciences, Lviv, Ukraine

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  • Theo Plantinga,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine and Nijmegen Institute for Infection, Inflammation and Immunity, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Jos W. M. van der Meer,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine and Nijmegen Institute for Infection, Inflammation and Immunity, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • David Comas equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: David Comas, Mihai G. Netea

    david.comas@upf.edu (DC); m.netea@aig.umcn.nl (MGN)

    Affiliation: Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF), Departament de Ciències de la Salut i de la Vida, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Mihai G. Netea equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: David Comas, Mihai G. Netea

    david.comas@upf.edu (DC); m.netea@aig.umcn.nl (MGN)

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine and Nijmegen Institute for Infection, Inflammation and Immunity, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • the Genographic Consortium

    Membership of the Genographic Consortium is provided in the Acknowledgments.

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  • Published: July 25, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041803

About the Authors

Begoña Martinez-Cruz, Francesc Calafell, Lara R. Arauna, Paula Sanz, David Comas
Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF), Departament de Ciències de la Salut i de la Vida, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Mihai Ioana, Theo Plantinga, Jos W. M. van der Meer, Mihai G. Netea
Department of Medicine and Nijmegen Institute for Infection, Inflammation and Immunity, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Mihai Ioana
Department of Genetics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Romania
Ramona Ionescu
Infectious Diseases Hospital and Clinic County Hospital, Braşov, Romania
Sandu Boengiu
Faculty of Geography, University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania
Luba Kalaydjieva
Western Australian Institute for Medical Research and Centre for Medical Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Horolma Pamjav
DNA Laboratory, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Network of Forensic Science Institutes, Budapest, Hungary
Halyna Makukh
Institute of Hereditary Pathology of the Ukrainian Academy of Medical Sciences, Lviv, Ukraine

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DC MGN. Performed the experiments: BMC PS TP. Analyzed the data: BMC FC LRA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MI RI SB LK HP HM. Wrote the paper: BMC FC MI JvdM DC MGN.