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    Y Dna lineages of Northern Iraq

    See:Serkan Dogen et al

    "Widely considered as one of the cradles of human civilization, Mesopotamia is largely situated in the Republic of Iraq, which is also the birthplace of the Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian civilizations. These lands were subsequently ruled by the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Mongolians, Ottomans and finally British prior to the independence. As a direct consequence of this rich history, the contemporary Iraqi population comprises a true mosaic of different ethnicities, which includes Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens, Assyrians, and Yazidis among others. As such, the genetics of the contemporary Iraqi populations are of anthropological and forensic interest. In an effort to contribute to a better understanding of the genetic basis of this ethnic diversity, a total of 500 samples were collected from Northern Iraqi volunteers belonging to five major ethnic groups, namely: Arabs (n = 102), Kurds (n = 104), Turkmens (n = 102), Yazidis (n = 106) and Syriacs (n = 86). 17-loci Y-STR analyses were carried out using the AmpFlSTR Yfiler system, and subsequently in silico haplogroup assignments were made to gain insights from a molecular anthropology perspective. Systematic comparisons of the paternal lineages of these five Northern Iraqi ethnic groups, not only among themselves but also in the context of the larger genetic landscape of the Near East and beyond, were then made through the use of two different genetic distance metric measures and the associated data visualization methods. Taken together, results from the current study suggested the presence of intricate Y-chromosomal lineage patterns among the five ethic groups analyzed, wherein both interconnectivity and independent microvariation were observed in parallel, albeit in a differential manner. Notably, the novel Y-STR data on Turkmens, Syriacs and Yazidis from Northern Iraq constitute the first of its kind in the literature. Data presented herein is expected to contribute to further population and forensic investigations in Northern Iraq in particular and the Near East in general."

    "While the most prevalent four lineages observed in the combined dataset were J1 (17.98%), R1b (12.81%), R1a (12.40%) and J2a1b (12.19%), the distributions among the five ethnic groups were found to vary significantly: (a) 14 different haplogroups were observed in Arabs, with the three most common being J1 (38.61%), R1a (12.87%) and T (8.91%), (b) 15 different haplogroups were observed in Kurds, with the three most common being J2a1b (20.20%), J1 / R1a (17.17%) and E1b1b (13.13%), (c) 10 different haplogroups were observed in Syriacs, with the three most common being R1b (30.23%), T (17.44%) and J2a1b (15.12%), (d) 16 different haplogroups were observed in Turkmens, with the three most common being E1b1b (17.53%), J1 / J2a1b / R1a (12.37%) and G2a (10.31%) and (e) 11 different haplogroups were observed in Yazidis, with the three most common being R1b (20.79%), L (11.88%) and G2a / J2a1x J2a1b/h (10.89%)."

    Really high R1b in the Syriacs, and to a lesser extent in the Yazidis.

    I wish they did snp testing. I'd like to know the type of all of these markers, especially R1b and E-V13.

    Here is the chart:

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    Checked my T (ydna ) interest from paper

    27 x T1a1-PF5633

    3 x T1a3-Y11151 ..........2x Turkenmen ( central Asia ) and 1 x Kurd

    no T1a2 branch .............which was in the Canary island paper of which one was T1a2-P322 branch and the other T1a2-L446 branch
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    Very interesting paper hope that more comes of it. Wonder which branch of e1b1b they are predominantly

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    Interesting, sample Ar-M062 looks like your typical CTS9219>BY611 found on the Balkans. Didn't look at the rest of the samples too closely.

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