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Bibliographic record number: 635802


Authors: Šarac, Jelena; Šarić, Tena; Havaš Auguštin, Dubravka; Novokmet, Natalija; Vidovič, Maruška; Metspalu, Ene; Missoni, Saša; Villems, Richard; Rudan, Pavao
Title: Maternal genetic variation of the Slovenian population in a broader European context and compared to its paternal counterpart
Source: PROGRAM AND ABSTRACTS The Eighth ISABS Conference in Forensic, Anthropologic and Medical Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Translational Medicine / Vuk-Pavlović, Stanimir ; Primorac, Dragan ; Schanfield, Moses (ed). - Zagreb : ISABS - International Society for Applied Biological Sciences , 2013. 222-222 (ISBN: 978-953-57695-0-7).
Meeting: The Eighth ISABS Conference in Forensic, Anthropologic and Medical Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Translational Medicine
Location and date: Split, Hrvatska, 24-28.06.2013.
Keywords: Slovenia; Central and Southeastern Europe; mtDNA; Y chromosome; genetic variation; haplogroup
Slovenia is a European country situated at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes. It is geographically more linked to Central Europe, but history draws it closer together to its ex-Yugoslavian, Southeast European (SEE) neighbors. Slovenian maternal heritage has not been analyzed since 2003 and our aim was to analyze SNP markers of 97 Slovenian mtDNAs in high resolution to see where this population fits according to its maternal genetic variation. We compared the Slovenian sample with the neighboring SEE populations, as well as with other published European population datasets. Also, we compared the obtained mtDNA variation results with the available Slovenian Y chromosome data to see how these two uniparental marker systems correspond to each other. In the PC plot based on mtDNA haplogroups frequencies, Slovenian population has an outlying position mostly due to the increased prevalence of J (14.4%) and T (15.4%) clade and especially because of the abundance and diversity of J1c samples in Slovenia, represented with 8 haplotypes and in a percentage of >11%. Although in an outlying position, Slovenian mtDNA variation still shows a certain degree of affinity to SEE. On the contrary, Slovenia’s paternal genetic heritage yielded results that correspond to the population's geographic location and groups Slovenian population considerably closer to Central European countries, based on increased prevalence of Northern/Central European R1a-M198 and decreased frequency of Balkan-specific I2a2- M423. Such differences in maternal and paternal marker systems could indicate that Slovenian genetic variation was influenced by sex-biased demographic events.
Type of meeting: Poster
Type of presentation in a journal: Abstract
Type of peer-review: International peer-review
Original language: ENG
Category: Znanstveni
Research fields:
Biology,Ethnology and anthropology
Contrib. to CROSBI by: Dubravka Havaš Auguštin (, 5. Srp. 2013. u 10:14 sati

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