In search of the genetic footprints of Sumerians: a survey of Y-chromosome and mtDNA variation in the Marsh Arabs of Iraq

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Olivieri Anna; Kashani Baharak; Hamod Mohammed A; Grugni Viola; Battaglia Vincenza; Pala Maria; Al-Zahery Nadia; Torroni Antonio; Santachiara-Benerecetti Augusta S; Semino Ornella;
  • Publisher: BMC
  • Journal: BMC Evolutionary Biology,volume 11,pages288-288 (issn: 1471-2148, eissn: 1471-2148)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3215667, doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-288
  • Subject: Q1 | Research Article | QH426 | Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics | Evolution | QH359-425

<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>For millennia, the southern part of the Mesopotamia has been a wetland region generated by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers before flowing into the Gulf. This area has been occupied by human communities since ancient times and the pre... View more
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