Ornella Semino

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Affiliation: University of Pavia
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Single, rapid coastal settlement of Asia revealed by analysis of complete mitochondrial genomes
    Vincent Macaulay
    Department of Statistics, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK
    Science 308:1034-6. 2005
  2. ncbi The mtDNA legacy of the Levantine early Upper Palaeolithic in Africa
    Anna Olivieri
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Via Ferrata 1, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Science 314:1767-70. 2006
  3. pmc Mitochondrial DNA variation of modern Tuscans supports the near eastern origin of Etruscans
    Alessandro Achilli
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Am J Hum Genet 80:759-68. 2007
  4. pmc Ethiopians and Khoisan share the deepest clades of the human Y-chromosome phylogeny
    Ornella Semino
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Am J Hum Genet 70:265-8. 2002
  5. pmc Origin, diffusion, and differentiation of Y-chromosome haplogroups E and J: inferences on the neolithization of Europe and later migratory events in the Mediterranean area
    Ornella Semino
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Am J Hum Genet 74:1023-34. 2004
  6. pmc Saami and Berbers--an unexpected mitochondrial DNA link
    Alessandro Achilli
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Am J Hum Genet 76:883-6. 2005
  7. doi Distinctive Paleo-Indian migration routes from Beringia marked by two rare mtDNA haplogroups
    Ugo A Perego
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Curr Biol 19:1-8. 2009
  8. pmc Mitogenomes from two uncommon haplogroups mark late glacial/postglacial expansions from the near east and neolithic dispersals within Europe
    Anna Olivieri
    Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie L Spallanzani, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e70492. 2013
  9. pmc Ancient migratory events in the Middle East: new clues from the Y-chromosome variation of modern Iranians
    Viola Grugni
    Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e41252. 2012
  10. pmc Mitochondrial and Y-chromosome diversity of the Tharus (Nepal): a reservoir of genetic variation
    Simona Fornarino
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    BMC Evol Biol 9:154. 2009

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Publications27

  1. ncbi Single, rapid coastal settlement of Asia revealed by analysis of complete mitochondrial genomes
    Vincent Macaulay
    Department of Statistics, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK
    Science 308:1034-6. 2005
    ..There was an early offshoot, leading ultimately to the settlement of the Near East and Europe, but the main dispersal from India to Australia approximately 65,000 years ago was rapid, most likely taking only a few thousand years...
  2. ncbi The mtDNA legacy of the Levantine early Upper Palaeolithic in Africa
    Anna Olivieri
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Via Ferrata 1, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Science 314:1767-70. 2006
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  3. pmc Mitochondrial DNA variation of modern Tuscans supports the near eastern origin of Etruscans
    Alessandro Achilli
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Am J Hum Genet 80:759-68. 2007
    ..Such a genetic contribution has been extensively diluted by admixture, but it appears that there are still locations in Tuscany, such as Murlo, where traces of its arrival are easily detectable...
  4. pmc Ethiopians and Khoisan share the deepest clades of the human Y-chromosome phylogeny
    Ornella Semino
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Am J Hum Genet 70:265-8. 2002
    ..The first observation confirms the ancestral affinity between the Ethiopians and the Khoisan, which has previously been suggested by both archaeological and genetic findings...
  5. pmc Origin, diffusion, and differentiation of Y-chromosome haplogroups E and J: inferences on the neolithization of Europe and later migratory events in the Mediterranean area
    Ornella Semino
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Am J Hum Genet 74:1023-34. 2004
    ..A 7%-22% contribution of Y chromosomes from Greece to southern Italy was estimated by admixture analysis...
  6. pmc Saami and Berbers--an unexpected mitochondrial DNA link
    Alessandro Achilli
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Am J Hum Genet 76:883-6. 2005
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  7. doi Distinctive Paleo-Indian migration routes from Beringia marked by two rare mtDNA haplogroups
    Ugo A Perego
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Curr Biol 19:1-8. 2009
    ..In this study, we have instead identified and analyzed mtDNAs belonging to two rare Native American haplogroups named D4h3 and X2a...
  8. pmc Mitogenomes from two uncommon haplogroups mark late glacial/postglacial expansions from the near east and neolithic dispersals within Europe
    Anna Olivieri
    Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie L Spallanzani, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e70492. 2013
    ....
  9. pmc Ancient migratory events in the Middle East: new clues from the Y-chromosome variation of modern Iranians
    Viola Grugni
    Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e41252. 2012
    ..In addition, our results evidence the important role of the Iranian plateau as source and recipient of gene flow between culturally and genetically distinct populations...
  10. pmc Mitochondrial and Y-chromosome diversity of the Tharus (Nepal): a reservoir of genetic variation
    Simona Fornarino
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    BMC Evol Biol 9:154. 2009
    ..Until now, however, investigations on their genetic structure have been scarce mainly identifying East Asian signatures...
  11. pmc Y-chromosomal evidence of the cultural diffusion of agriculture in Southeast Europe
    Vincenza Battaglia
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Eur J Hum Genet 17:820-30. 2009
    ..The ensuing range expansions of E-V13 and I-M423 parallel in space and time the diffusion of Neolithic Impressed Ware, thereby supporting a case of cultural diffusion using genetic evidence...
  12. pmc The multifaceted origin of taurine cattle reflected by the mitochondrial genome
    Alessandro Achilli
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    PLoS ONE 4:e5753. 2009
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  13. doi Mitochondrial haplogroup C4c: a rare lineage entering America through the ice-free corridor?
    Baharak Hooshiar Kashani
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Italy
    Am J Phys Anthropol 147:35-9. 2012
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  14. pmc The molecular dissection of mtDNA haplogroup H confirms that the Franco-Cantabrian glacial refuge was a major source for the European gene pool
    Alessandro Achilli
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Am J Hum Genet 75:910-8. 2004
    ..The survey revealed that the previously reported excess of H among these families is caused entirely by H3 and is due to a major, probably nonrecent, founder event...
  15. pmc Mitochondrial haplogroup U5b3: a distant echo of the epipaleolithic in Italy and the legacy of the early Sardinians
    Maria Pala
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Am J Hum Genet 84:814-21. 2009
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  16. pmc The first peopling of South America: new evidence from Y-chromosome haplogroup Q
    Vincenza Battaglia
    Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie Lazzaro Spallanzani, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e71390. 2013
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  17. pmc In search of the genetic footprints of Sumerians: a survey of Y-chromosome and mtDNA variation in the Marsh Arabs of Iraq
    Nadia Al-Zahery
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Via Ferrata 1, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    BMC Evol Biol 11:288. 2011
    ..Popular tradition, however, considers the Marsh Arabs as a foreign group, of unknown origin, which arrived in the marshlands when the rearing of water buffalo was introduced to the region...
  18. ncbi From surnames to the history of Y chromosomes: the Sardinian population as a paradigm
    Gianna Zei
    Istituto di Genetica Molecolare, CNR, Pavia, Italy
    Eur J Hum Genet 11:802-7. 2003
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  19. pmc Y-chromosome diversity in modern Bulgarians: new clues about their ancestry
    Sena Karachanak
    Department of Medical Genetics, Medical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
    PLoS ONE 8:e56779. 2013
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  20. pmc Mitochondrial DNA haplogroups do not play a role in the variable phenotypic presentation of the A3243G mutation
    Antonio Torroni
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Am J Hum Genet 72:1005-12. 2003
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  21. ncbi Excavating Y-chromosome haplotype strata in Anatolia
    Cengiz Cinnioglu
    Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 5120, USA
    Hum Genet 114:127-48. 2004
    ..The variety of Turkish haplotypes is witness to Turkey being both an important source and recipient of gene flow...
  22. pmc Haplogroup effects and recombination of mitochondrial DNA: novel clues from the analysis of Leber hereditary optic neuropathy pedigrees
    Valerio Carelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche, Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Hum Genet 78:564-74. 2006
    ..The survey of the two sites in 12 of the Brazilian subjects revealed triplasmy in most cases, but there was no evidence of the tetraplasmy that would be expected in the case of mtDNA recombination...
  23. pmc Deciphering the ancient and complex evolutionary history of human arylamine N-acetyltransferase genes
    Etienne Patin
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS, FRE 2849, Unit of Molecular Prevention and Therapy of Human Diseases, Paris, France
    Am J Hum Genet 78:423-36. 2006
    ..On the whole, the patterns observed for NAT2 well illustrate how geographically and temporally fluctuating xenobiotic environments may have influenced not only our genome variability but also our present-day susceptibility to disease...
  24. ncbi Genetic structure of Mediterranean populations revealed by Y-chromosome haplotype analysis
    Lluis Quintana-Murci
    CNRS URA 1961, Institut Pasteur, Paris 75015, France
    Am J Phys Anthropol 121:157-71. 2003
    ..The estimations, based on two different data sets, turn out to be quite recent (7,000-11,000 YBP), suggesting that this lineage may have been first introduced into Southern Europe through Neolithic migrations from the Middle East...
  25. pmc Phylogeography of Y-chromosome haplogroup I reveals distinct domains of prehistoric gene flow in europe
    Siiri Rootsi
    Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Tartu and Estonian Biocentre, Riia, Tartu, Estonia
    Am J Hum Genet 75:128-37. 2004
    ..In contrast, I1b2 most likely arose in southern France/Iberia. Similarly to the other subclades, it underwent a postglacial expansion and marked the human colonization of Sardinia approximately 9,000 years ago...
  26. pmc Where west meets east: the complex mtDNA landscape of the southwest and Central Asian corridor
    Lluis Quintana-Murci
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS URA 1961, Institut Pasteur, 75724 Paris Cedex 15, France
    Am J Hum Genet 74:827-45. 2004
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  27. doi Mitochondrial genomes of extinct aurochs survive in domestic cattle
    Alessandro Achilli
    Curr Biol 18:R157-8. 2008