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Research Article

Pasture Names with Romance and Slavic Roots Facilitate Dissection of Y Chromosome Variation in an Exclusively German-Speaking Alpine Region

  • Harald Niederstätter,

    Affiliation: Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Gerhard Rampl,

    Affiliation: Institute of Lexicography of Austrian Dialects and Names, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

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  • Daniel Erhart,

    Affiliation: Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Florian Pitterl,

    Affiliation: Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Herbert Oberacher,

    Affiliation: Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Franz Neuhuber,

    Affiliation: Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

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  • Isolde Hausner,

    Affiliation: Institute of Lexicography of Austrian Dialects and Names, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

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  • Christoph Gassner,

    Affiliations: Central Institute for Blood Transfusion & Immunological Department, Innsbruck, Austria, Blood Transfusion Service Zürich, SRC, Schlieren, Switzerland

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  • Harald Schennach,

    Affiliation: Central Institute for Blood Transfusion & Immunological Department, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Burkhard Berger mail,

    burkhard.berger@i-med.ac.at

    Affiliation: Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Walther Parson

    Affiliation: Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Published: July 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041885

About the Authors

Harald Niederstätter, Daniel Erhart, Florian Pitterl, Herbert Oberacher, Burkhard Berger, Walther Parson
Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
Gerhard Rampl, Isolde Hausner
Institute of Lexicography of Austrian Dialects and Names, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Franz Neuhuber
Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Christoph Gassner, Harald Schennach
Central Institute for Blood Transfusion & Immunological Department, Innsbruck, Austria
Christoph Gassner
Blood Transfusion Service Zürich, SRC, Schlieren, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: burkhard.berger@i-med.ac.at

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HN GR DE FN IH CG HS BB WP. Performed the experiments: HN DE FP HO FN BB. Analyzed the data: HN GR DE FP HO FN BB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CG HS FN WP. Wrote the paper: HN GR. Critically revising the manuscript: GR DE FP HO IH CG HS BB WP. Approved the final version to be published: HN GR DE FP HO IH CG HS BB WP.