Affiliation: University of Tartu
- Decreased rate of evolution in Y chromosome STR loci of increased size of the repeat unitMari Järve
Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Tartu and Estonian Biocentre, Tartu, Estonia
PLoS ONE 4:e7276. 2009..Compared to di-, tri-, and tetranucleotide repeats, STRs with longer repeat units occur more rarely and are far less commonly used...
- Distinguishing the co-ancestries of haplogroup G Y-chromosomes in the populations of Europe and the CaucasusSiiri Rootsi
Evolutionary Biology Group, Estonian Biocentre, Tartu, Estonia
Eur J Hum Genet 20:1275-82. 2012..No clinal patterns were detected suggesting that the distributions are rather indicative of isolation by distance and demographic complexities...
- A recent bottleneck of Y chromosome diversity coincides with a global change in cultureMonika Karmin
Estonian Biocentre, Tartu, 51010, Estonia Department of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu, 51010, Estonia
Genome Res 25:459-66. 2015..We hypothesize that this bottleneck is caused by cultural changes affecting variance of reproductive success among males. ..