Regional Differences in the Accumulation of SNPs on the Male-Specific Portion of the Human Y Chromosome Replicate Autosomal Patterns: Implications for Genetic Dating

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Trombetta, Beniamino; D'Atanasio, Eugenia; Massaia, Andrea; Myres, Natalie M.; Scozzari, Rosaria; Cruciani, Fulvio; Novelletto, Andrea;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 10,issue 7 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134646, pmc: PMC4520482
  • Subject: Q | R | Research Article | Science | human x-chromosome; human mutation-rate; purifyng selection; genome; sequence; europe; population; conversion; phylogeny; evolution | Medicine

Factors affecting the rate and pattern of the mutational process are being identified for human autosomes, but the same relationships for the male specific portion of the Y chromosome (MSY) are not established. We considered 3,390 mutations occurring in 19 sequence bins... View more
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