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Genome-Wide and Paternal Diversity Reveal a Recent Origin of Human Populations in North Africa

  • Karima Fadhlaoui-Zid equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Karima Fadhlaoui-Zid, Marc Haber

    Affiliations: Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-Pompeu Fabra University), Departament de Ciències Experimentals i de la Salut, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, Laboratoire de Génétique, Immunologie et Pathologies Humaines, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Campus Universitaire El Manar II, Université el Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

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  • Marc Haber equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Karima Fadhlaoui-Zid, Marc Haber

    Affiliations: Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-Pompeu Fabra University), Departament de Ciències Experimentals i de la Salut, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, The Lebanese American University, Chouran, Beirut, Lebanon

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  • Begoña Martínez-Cruz,

    Affiliation: Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-Pompeu Fabra University), Departament de Ciències Experimentals i de la Salut, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Pierre Zalloua,

    Affiliation: The Lebanese American University, Chouran, Beirut, Lebanon

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  • Amel Benammar Elgaaied,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Génétique, Immunologie et Pathologies Humaines, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Campus Universitaire El Manar II, Université el Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

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  • David Comas mail

    david.comas@upf.edu

    Affiliation: Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-Pompeu Fabra University), Departament de Ciències Experimentals i de la Salut, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Published: November 27, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080293

About the Authors

Karima Fadhlaoui-Zid, Marc Haber, Begoña Martínez-Cruz, David Comas
Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-Pompeu Fabra University), Departament de Ciències Experimentals i de la Salut, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Karima Fadhlaoui-Zid, Amel Benammar Elgaaied
Laboratoire de Génétique, Immunologie et Pathologies Humaines, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Campus Universitaire El Manar II, Université el Manar, Tunis, Tunisia
Marc Haber, Pierre Zalloua
The Lebanese American University, Chouran, Beirut, Lebanon

Corresponding Author

Email: david.comas@upf.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declare that no compiting interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KF-Z MH ABE DC. Performed the experiments: KF-Z MH BM-C. Analyzed the data: KF-Z MH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PZ ABE DC. Wrote the paper: KF-Z MH DC.