The paternal perspective of the Slovenian population and its relationship with other populations
Background: The Slovenian territory is geographically positioned between the Alps, the AdriaticSea, the Pannonian basin and the Dinaric Mountains and, as such, has served as a passageway for different populations over different periods of time. Turbulent historic events and thediverse geography of the region have produced a diverse contemporary population whose genetic analysis could provide insight into past demographic events.
Aim: The aim of this study was to analyse Y-chromosome biallelic and STR markers in aSlovenian population from five different regions.
Subjects and methods: A total of 42 Y-chromosomal biallelic markers and 17 Y-STRs weregenotyped in 399 individuals from five different Slovenian regions.
Results: The analysis of Y-chromosome markers revealed 29 different haplogroups in theSlovenian population, with the most common being R1a1a, R1b, I2a1 and I1
. Analysis of thegenetic affiliations between different populations revealed strong affiliations of the Sloveniangene pool with West Slavic populations.
Conclusion: Analysis of Y-chromosomal markers in five Slovenian regions revealed a diversegenetic landscape. Slovenian population display close genetic affiliations with West Slavicpopulations. The homogenous genetic strata of the West Slavic populations and the Slovenianpopulation suggest the existence of a common ancestral Slavic population in centralEuropean regionhttps://www.academia.edu/15438390/The_paternal_perspective_of_the_Slovenian_population_and_its_relationship_with_other_populations?email_work_card=view-paper