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Similar distributions of Dupuytren's contracture and Y-Chromosome Haplogroup I among modern Europeans suggest simultaneous spreading of these traits some 40 to 10 Kya

Sven Kurbel orcid id orcid.org/0000-0001-9318-7254 ; Osijek Medical Faculty Dept. of Physiology J. Huttlera 4 HR-31000 Osijek Croatia
Zdenko Samaržija ; historian, freelance book writer and consultant, Koška, Croatia


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Abstract

A proposition is made that when two independent traits show similar regional patterns of incidence among modern European regions, a plausible expectation is that these two, otherwise unrelated traits, have simultaneously been spread by migration of our ancestors. As a potential example for the proposed concept, distribution of patients with Dupuytren's contracture is here compared with the reported European distribution of Y-Chromosome Haplogroup I, a genetic marker linked to the last glaciation period.

Keywords

Ice Age, trait spreading, early Europeans, Dupuytren's contracture, Y-chromosome Haplogroup I

Hrčak ID:

166670

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/166670

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