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    "Phylogenetic Relations of the Various G sub-haplogroups in Azeris..."

    A paper I have not seen discussed here.

    Phylogenetic Relations of the Various G sub-haplogroups in Azeris and the Development of Early Agriculture in the Northwest of Iran

    Ardeshir Bahmanimehr
    Institute of Molecular Biology, National Academy of Science of Armenia
    Life Science Journal 2013;10(6s)

    Abstract: Based on contemporary DNA distributions and cautious inferences on migratory histories, considering previously localized the potential geographic origin of haplogroup G-M201, by using high-resolution phylogenetic relationships containing both G1-M285- and G2-P287- related lineages, this research tries to find some genetic evidences to trace the spread of early Neolithic agriculture in the Northwest of Iran. For Iranian Azeris, the presence of haplogroup G-M201 has been associated with the spread of agriculture, as it reported especially for the European context (King RJ, et al., 2011). Considering general frequency pattern of haplogroup G in Iranians, it could be inferred that mountainous and unique harsh geography of west and northwest of Iran might facilitated the establishment of specific lineage of Neolithic agriculturalists, e.g. G haplogroup, in the region. However uninhabited Great Salt Desert created particular sharp border in the center and east of the country and cut further distribution of these lineages to the eastern neighbors and east part of Iranian plateau. Diversity of subhaplogroup G2-P287 among Iranians and coalescent time of the lineage formation in the region reflect a phylogenetic branching event that is in consistency with historical events. In this study, the distribution of informative G sub-clades from the Near/Middle East and the Caucasus has been studied.

    I do not agree with some of what the author states in the paper, but it is an interesting read nonetheless.

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