To investigate the male genetic legacy of the Arab rule in southern Europe during medieval times, we focused on specific Northwest African haplogroups and identified evolutionary close STR-defined haplotypes in Iberia, Sicily and the Italian peninsula. Our results point to a higher recent Northwest African contribution in Iberia and Sicily in agreement with historical data. southern Italian regions known to have experienced long-term Arab presence also show an enrichment of Northwest African types. The forensic and genomic implications of these findings are discussed. European Journal of Human Genetics (2009) 17, 848-852; doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2008.258; published online 21 January 2009

Moors and Saracens in Europe: estimating the medieval North African male legacy in southern Europe / Capelli, C; Onofri, V; Brisighelli, F; Boschi, I; Scarnicci, F; Masullo, M; Ferri, G; Tofanelli, S; Tagliabracci, A; Gusmao, L; Amorim, A; Gatto, F; Kirin, M; Merlitti, D; Brion, M; Blanco Verea, A; Romano, V; Cali, F; Pascali, V. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS. - ISSN 1018-4813. - 17:6(2009), pp. 848-852. [10.1038/ejhg.2008.258]

Moors and Saracens in Europe: estimating the medieval North African male legacy in southern Europe

Capelli C;
2009-01-01

Abstract

To investigate the male genetic legacy of the Arab rule in southern Europe during medieval times, we focused on specific Northwest African haplogroups and identified evolutionary close STR-defined haplotypes in Iberia, Sicily and the Italian peninsula. Our results point to a higher recent Northwest African contribution in Iberia and Sicily in agreement with historical data. southern Italian regions known to have experienced long-term Arab presence also show an enrichment of Northwest African types. The forensic and genomic implications of these findings are discussed. European Journal of Human Genetics (2009) 17, 848-852; doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2008.258; published online 21 January 2009
2009
Moors and Saracens in Europe: estimating the medieval North African male legacy in southern Europe / Capelli, C; Onofri, V; Brisighelli, F; Boschi, I; Scarnicci, F; Masullo, M; Ferri, G; Tofanelli, S; Tagliabracci, A; Gusmao, L; Amorim, A; Gatto, F; Kirin, M; Merlitti, D; Brion, M; Blanco Verea, A; Romano, V; Cali, F; Pascali, V. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS. - ISSN 1018-4813. - 17:6(2009), pp. 848-852. [10.1038/ejhg.2008.258]
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