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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.27 No.2 December 2003.

Original scientific paper

Genetic Studies in South Balkan Populations

Horst Dieter Schmidt
Hans-Georg Scheil
Wolfgang Huckenbeck
Wolfgang Scheffrahn
Ljudmila Efremovska

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Dieter Schmidt, H., Scheil, H., Huckenbeck, W., Scheffrahn, W., Efremovska, Lj. (2003). Genetic Studies in South Balkan Populations. Collegium antropologicum, 27(2), 501-506. Retrieved from

Within a study of the genetics of Balkan populations, four DNA-STR systems and 19
classical markers were examined in seven samples: Romanians (two groups), Albanians,
Greeks and Aromuns (three groups). The results for the DNA-STR systems have been
compared with data from the literature. The results show four clear separated groups:
sub-Saharan black populations, North-African, Japanese and European populations.
The large Balkan populations, except the Greek sample, are genetically more homogenous
than the Aromun populations. A second Neighbor-joining tree based on all 23 analyzed
systems, show a particular trend of the Aromun groups, which indicates a particular
genetic structure.

population genetics; Balkan; Aromuns; DNA-STR marker D21S11; FGA; TH01; VWA; blood groups; serum protein polymorphisms; red cell enzyme polymorphisms

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