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A Y-chromosome signature of hegemony in Gaelic Ireland.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16358217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seventeen-marker simple tandem repeat genetic analysis of Irish Y chromosomes reveals a previously unnoted modal haplotype that peaks in frequency in the northwestern part of the island. It shows a significant association with surnames purported to have descended from the most important and enduring dynasty of early medieval Ireland, the Ui Neill. This suggests that such phylogenetic predominance is a biological record of past hegemony and supports the veracity of semimythological early genealogies. The fact that about one in five males sampled in northwestern Ireland is likely a patrilineal descendent of a single early medieval ancestor is a powerful illustration of the potential link between prolificacy and power and of how Y-chromosome phylogeography can be influenced by social selection.
Laoise T Moore; Brian McEvoy; Eleanor Cape; Katharine Simms; Daniel G Bradley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2005-12-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of human genetics     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0002-9297     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Hum. Genet.     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-09     Completed Date:  2007-11-06     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370475     Medline TA:  Am J Hum Genet     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  334-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Chromosomes, Human, Y / genetics*
European Continental Ancestry Group / classification,  ethnology*,  genetics*
Tandem Repeat Sequences / genetics
Grant Support
//Wellcome Trust

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