The Major Y-Chromosome Haplotype XI - Haplogroup R1a in Eurasia

Lucotte G

More than 6600 unrelated males from Eurasia were analysed by molecular hybridization experiments for the p49a, f Taq I polymorphisms. A total of 846 subjects (12.7%), belonging to haplotype XI/R1a haplogroup, were identified and further analysed for the two SNPs Z280 and Z93; these two SNPs define the European and Indian sub-haplogroups, respectively. Among Europe, approximate dating based on the study of a set of 12 STRs and subsequent TMRCA calculations are given for the Eastern, Central, Northern, Western and South-Eastern regions.