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    Genetics of Greek islands? Do different islands have different genetic results?

    I have seen a number of results, but I am looking for information from those of you more knowledgeable.

    But from what I know.. yes.

    Mainland Greece and some sets of islands (Ionian and North Aegean) seem to be fairly similar, whereas other islands, like Crete and the Dodecanese, are closer to southern Italians. Most of the difference is due to the mainland and the Ionian and North Aegean islands having more North European affinity, while Crete and the Dodecanese along with southern Italy have amongst the lowest in Europe.

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    2 members found this post helpful.
    Take a look at the Peristera Paschou et al. research titled "The mediterranean route into Europe" (2014). From Dienekes' blog: "We observe a striking structure correlating genes with geography around the Mediterranean Sea with characteristic east to west clines of gene flow. Using population network analysis, we also find that the gene flow from Anatolia to Europe was through Dodecanese, Crete, and the Southern European coast, compatible with the hypothesis that a maritime coastal route was mainly used for the migration of Neolithic farmers to Europe".
    http://dienekes.blogspot.it/2014/06/...to-europe.html
    If you take a look at the graphics, you'll notice that mainland greek and sicilian samples are close to each other at the top of the "southern european" cluster, they get close to the cretan cluster, which is distinct and, along with the Dodecanese samples, is the closest to the "cappadocian" one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mars View Post
    Take a look at the Peristera Paschou et al. research titled "The mediterranean route into Europe" (2014). From Dienekes' blog: "We observe a striking structure correlating genes with geography around the Mediterranean Sea with characteristic east to west clines of gene flow. Using population network analysis, we also find that the gene flow from Anatolia to Europe was through Dodecanese, Crete, and the Southern European coast, compatible with the hypothesis that a maritime coastal route was mainly used for the migration of Neolithic farmers to Europe".
    http://dienekes.blogspot.it/2014/06/...to-europe.html
    If you take a look at the graphics, you'll notice that mainland greek and sicilian samples are close to each other at the top of the "southern european" cluster, they get close to the cretan cluster, which is distinct and, along with the Dodecanese samples, is the closest to the "cappadocian" one.
    Another interesting graphic from that paper:

    Genetic connections.JPG

    Ed. To correct the link


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