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Sex-Specific Genetic Structure and Social Organization in Central Asia: Insights from a Multi-Locus Study

  • Laure Ségurel mail,

    lsegurel@mnhn.fr

    Affiliation: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR 5145 – Université Paris 7, Éco-Anthropologie et Ethnobiologie, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France

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  • Begoña Martínez-Cruz,

    Affiliation: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR 5145 – Université Paris 7, Éco-Anthropologie et Ethnobiologie, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France

    Current address: Unidad de Biología Evolutiva, Departamento de Ciencias Experimentales y de la Salud, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Lluis Quintana-Murci,

    Affiliation: Human Evolutionary Genetics Unit, CNRS URA3012, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

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  • Patricia Balaresque,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • Myriam Georges,

    Affiliation: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR 5145 – Université Paris 7, Éco-Anthropologie et Ethnobiologie, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France

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  • Tatiana Hegay,

    Affiliation: Uzbek Academy of Sciences, Institute of Immunology, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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  • Almaz Aldashev,

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Biology and Medicine, National Center of Cardiology and Internal Medicine, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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  • Firuza Nasyrova,

    Affiliation: Tajik Academy of Sciences, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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  • Mark A. Jobling,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • Evelyne Heyer,

    Affiliation: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR 5145 – Université Paris 7, Éco-Anthropologie et Ethnobiologie, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France

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  • Renaud Vitalis

    Affiliation: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR 5145 – Université Paris 7, Éco-Anthropologie et Ethnobiologie, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France

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  • Published: September 26, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000200

About the Authors

Laure Ségurel, Begoña Martínez-Cruz, Myriam Georges, Evelyne Heyer, Renaud Vitalis
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR 5145 – Université Paris 7, Éco-Anthropologie et Ethnobiologie, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France
Lluis Quintana-Murci
Human Evolutionary Genetics Unit, CNRS URA3012, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Patricia Balaresque, Mark A. Jobling
Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Tatiana Hegay
Uzbek Academy of Sciences, Institute of Immunology, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Almaz Aldashev
Institute of Molecular Biology and Medicine, National Center of Cardiology and Internal Medicine, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Firuza Nasyrova
Tajik Academy of Sciences, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Corresponding Author

Email: lsegurel@mnhn.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EH RV. Performed the experiments: LS BMC LQM PB MG. Analyzed the data: LS RV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BMC TH AA FN MJ EH. Wrote the paper: LS RV. Collected the samples: LS, BMC, EH.